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  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    I would not consider myself to be an overtly spiritual person but this theater experience has me rethinking that. From the opening quote to the voice-over to the classical music I was immediately in awe of this wonderful, sublime film. I have a long and tenured relationship to The Tree of Life beginning with my first viewing of the film shortly after it was released. I remember being impressed with the film but had a hard time piecing together a…

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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★½

    Dat sound design tho

  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★½

    Way too emotional for a 430 am viewing when the insomnia is hitting hard.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★

    No, it's not as bad as you may have heard so far. The film has some fantastic action set pieces and truly great moments. I enjoyed most of the film but it is hampered by a clunky, overstuffed narrative that may prove to be hard to follow for the casual fan. There are a number of disjointed ideas that really don't work but they didn't seem to hinder my enjoyment very much. To be honest though, I think you pretty…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★

    I am struggling to reconcile my feelings on this new space epic from director Ridley Scott. What we have in The Martian is a competently filmed and acted sci-fi flick. What we do not have is a film that attempts to push any boundaries, or challenge any preconceived notions of what the best of the genre has to offer. It is as if The Martian is content to merely exist rather than reach for any higher aspirations. The bumpy trajectory…