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  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    After rewatching The Wrath of Khan months ago, I could start to see the charisma in the original Enterprise crew - it was still faint though. I didn’t grow up on Star Trek and until the last year or so I’ve mostly just watched the J.J. Abrams movies, which are a bit forgettable but fun.

    The main point of comparison I’ve made between the two eras of the franchise is the charisma of the cast. It’s pitch perfect in the…

  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    ★★★★½

    About the best semi tongue-in-cheek pastiche I’ve seen outside of a Tarantino film. The plot’s convoluted, but brilliant fun. And it’s got a loaded and great looking cast. Danny DeVito FTW!

    Its portrayal of police corruption covers so much ground too. There’s a strong dose of race relations. And there’s organized crime within the force, political bribery, politics of the force itself, PR management, and honest portrayals of both the problematic, yet understandable existence of the brotherhood of cops and…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    With The Force Awakens, part of the appeal of watching it now (a day after its wide release) is the experience of seeing it with a crowded theatre that’s been anticipating this for years. So it’s a surreal and nostalgic experience. And as a lifelong Star Wars fan, it’s just great to be able to have a brand new enjoyable Star Wars experience that feels more like the Star Wars that we all know and love than the previous three…

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★½

    It's magic.