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  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies

    ★★★½

    Two American archetypes duel and dance, only faintly aware of their obsolescence in the face of modernity, from finance and telecommunications to the dehumanizing hand of a “rational” state. What they represent—individualism, decency, and a kind of heroism—is consumed by the inhuman demands of the 20th century, itself gathering steam in the background of their pursuit.

    The car chase and gun at the lodge is transcendent, is this is one of the few films where I find Johnny Depp tolerable.

  • Sabotage

    Sabotage

    ★★★★

    This shit is absolutely cold blooded.

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    The fact that it’s taken me almost two weeks to write a review for this movie should be evidence enough of how much it’s weighed on my mind.

    I almost don’t know what to say. Words that come to mind when thinking about this movie are: stark, austere, claustrophobic, uncompromising, compassionate, angry, beautiful, bleak, righteous.

    This is a film about a man in profound spiritual crisis, whose inner deterioration is reflected in the literal deterioration of the environment around him.…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★★

    I wrote a whole review of this movie that you can read here.

    Otherwise, this is the best thing Marvel Studios has ever done, Ryan Coogler is brilliant, see this movie.