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  • A Separation

    A Separation

    ★★★★½

    The greatest soap opera I've ever seen

  • The Birch

    The Birch

    ★★★

    Impressive cinematography, good acting, and a sense of lore can't keep this film from feeling stale once you realize that it doesn't add up to much.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job.'”

    This is the only line of dialogue needed to understand where Fletcher (played by an astounding J.K. Simmons) is coming from. His background is deeply rooted in the philosophy of hardening someone to bring out their best. What he doesn't realize, is that not everyone works like that (which Neiman says next at the bar). Using his strong belief in hard work and being pushed to…

  • The Emoji Movie

    The Emoji Movie

    ½

    If someone finds me dead on August 4th, look no further than this film's existence as the perpetrator.

    P.S. Still alive unfortunately :/