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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★½

    Good (looking), but not great (except for Tom Waits).

  • 22 July

    22 July

    ★★

    English with a Norwegian accent? Wtf...

    The first part looks pretty good. The second part seeks some depth, I guess, but turns out to be pretty annoying as it fails in this regard.

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    While ”The Force Awakens” (2015) came across as a decent film for children, ”Rogue One” is as mature as a Star Wars movie could possibly get without losing its SW touch. It’s dark and dirty, and emphasizes war more than ever before. At times it’s like a WWII movie with a Star Wars twist.

    It also delivers a pretty smooth setup for the beginning of the original Star Wars movie, ”Episode IV: A New Hope” (1977). Remember the opening scene…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★

    Too rushed, too stiff, utterly generic.
    ”Let’s make a list of general things that happens in the life of a teenage girl, but let’s skip everything in between that makes the soul of a great film”.

    Wow, I really thought I’d like this, but it just felt fake and empty. No flow, no gut feeling. Lots of corny dialogue and overacting, trying so hard to be something that it’s not. Also, Saoirse Ronan is supposed to be 17 but is…