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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…

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  • Bao

    Bao

    ★★

    Boring with horrifyingly ugly animation that nearly redeems itself with a heartwarming, but predictable ending.

  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    ★★★½

    As much as I loved Timothy Treadwell's character, I can't say I loved the film. I thought 'Grizzly Man' was paced unevenly because it seemed as if Herzog wanted to cover different topics and then check them off in a monotnous way. There didn't seem to be a driving point for this film. If it wasn't for the beauty of Treadwell's camerawork and psychotic enthusiasm, I'm sure I wouldn't have liked the film. Finally, Herzog didn't need to narrate the…

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  • Sherlock Gnomes

    Sherlock Gnomes

    Gnope

  • 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 :/