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  • Saturday Church

    Saturday Church

    ★★½

    The ceiling was high for this but I wish it was a better musical. If the movie found a better melding of the genre and it’s themes this could have been great. But, musicals are tough to pull off.

    Decent effort for a first time filmmaker.

  • The Insult

    The Insult

    ★★

    Starts off quite promising but gets sillier as the film goes on. Unexpected twists and coincidence kept happening that I half expected the two courtroom combatants to discover that both their mother's name was "Martha."

    This film offers a simplistic answer to a complicated problem that feels, for a lack of a better word, insulting to the the conflict.

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  • Looking for Richard

    Looking for Richard

    ★★★

    Al Pacino is a Shakespeare-phile and the best part of this documentary is hearing everyone talk about Shakespeare. It is very fascinating to see a take on Shakespeare through an actor’s perspective. You see the method in action and fun interviews with various people waxing poetic about Shakespeare. But, they picked “Richard III”, apparently the most produced of all of Shakespeare’s plays. I personally find it boring and wished they picked something more interesting like “King Lear” but the real…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    The funniest PTA movie since "Boogie Nights."

    This movie is has all the hallmarks of a great joke. There is constant build up and you think you know where the movie is going and then the punchline hits. And boy did it land for me.

    I'm not the first person to mention that I was a little bit nervous about 3/4 of the way through. Why is PTA, who seems to prove that he is head and shoulders above everyone…