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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★½

    Way more entertaining than I expected. And yet...more of the same from the MCU, with all the positives and negatives tied to that.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★

    For a movie dripping in style and music and violence, I can't help but wish it had gone even further. Like going 75 instead of 105 on a 55mph highway, I wish this movie had just put its foot on the pedal, floored it and gone all out 'til the gas tank ran dry.

    If you're gonna do style over substance, then you better fucking bring the style in spades. For whatever reason, Baby Driver seems like it's pulling punches…

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  • Xanadu

    Xanadu

    To rate Xanadu is to not "get" Xanadu. It is 5 stars, it is 0 stars. It is the stars and everything in between the stars. Xanadu is not of this world and thus has little time for your Earthly star ratings or your critical analysis or your good taste. Xanadu is nothing and Xanadu is all.

    I mean, how many movies have as many WTF moments as this? Should be cherished as the ridiculous cultural artifact it is. How…

  • Identity Thief

    Identity Thief

    ½

    I cannot fully express how much I hated this movie and how painful it was to sit through. It's supposedly a comedy, but none of the jokes are funny. I chuckled once at the very beginning for an Ayn Rand/Fountainhead joke from Jon Favreau and at the very end when Melissa McCarthy is talking to the kids. That's it.

    It's so incompetent, so boring and sooooo looonnnnngggggg, that I considered walking out about three different times. It takes a lot…