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  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★★

    “I think there's something very, very wrong with me.”

    Warning, folks: it's official, this is a Charlie Kaufman movie. There will be melancholy, there will be white people, there will be existential dread.

    We'll also give you all these things in one character, and oh, there will be a slow, awkward setup that is so slow and intentionally awkward that it's worth mentioning those two things twice in one sentence.

    So yes, a Charlie Kaufman movie, gang. And for the…

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    ★★★★

    Time has been most excellent to this movie.

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  • Timeline

    Timeline

    ★½

    I didn't think it'd be possible to execute _this_ poorly on a good concept, but Timeline proved me wrong. As movie three in what is hopefully a 52 week experiment of watching time travel movies, this is a great indicator of the damn low lows we'll have to deal with in the next 49 weeks.

  • Predestination

    Predestination

    ★★★

    The bartender says "We don't serve time travelers in here." A time traveler walks into a bar.

    The plot is pretty predictable from the first 15 minutes or so in, so most of the movie is spent waiting for the cast to catch up to the oh-so science fiction novel punchline. The premise isn't changed much from the original story, but a single layer of overly painful 'stop the bad guy' stuff convolutes things just a step too far.

    As…