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  • Take Shelter

    Take Shelter

    ★★½

    Somehow feels simultaneously too on-the-nose and too vague. It's not bad but I wasn't gripped by any of it, especially toward the end. Ultimately I was never really sold on this family's connection or love to become emotionally invested in any of it. Michael Shannon has one of the most interesting faces in Hollywood.

  • Lucky Numbers

    Lucky Numbers

    ★★½

    this movie isn’t good but it is funny.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    if the C-3PO gags are the best and most memorable part of your star wars movie you are either a comedy genius or you have colossally fucked up. Take a guess which is the case here. Cynical, nostalgia-baiting dreck that is so incoherent it makes me question my enjoyment of any of these movies.

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★

    In a time when there seems to be a universally-approved formula for making action movies that never score less than 80% on Rotten Tomatoes - quippy, self-referential, and with a sense of semi-ironic detachment that begs you to please not take things too seriously - Ang Lee deserves a lot of credit for continuing to use the language of action cinema to tell achingly sincere stories about having a really fucked up dad.

    If the effect of watching a movie…