Pretty much bog-standard Zack Snyder as far as I'm concerned. Like most of his other films, his new cut of Justice League is littered with striking imagery and fascinating germs of ideas, which never become anything more than litter because Snyder lacks the discipline (or the willingness? who cares) to marshal it all into something coherent. At first I was going to say that this film simply throws everything it has at a wall to see what sticks, but that's…
A Ghost Story 2017
"Surfaces turn, find their places. In time,
The rhythm could not be simpler."
—David Wright, "Altar Piece"
Of the many reasons to treasure David Lowery’s new film, A Ghost Story, one of the biggest is the way it outlines the shape not just of one human life, but of human life in general. With its round-cornered, boxy aspect ratio—familiar to anyone who’s ever used a slide projector or watched a home video on Super 8 film—A Ghost Story offers us…
Master Gardener 2022
Joel Edgerton is made up and shot in such a way that he looks uncannily like Drama-Mode Conan O'Brien, and somehow that's only the second- or third-biggest miscalculation in this movie.
Jurassic World Dominion 2022
Going to present this review as a series of haphazard, loosely connected bullet points: the ideal approach for a movie that feels like a series of haphazard, loosely connected bullet points itself.
• Man, I feel sorry for Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum, who pretty clearly are not thrilled about being here. Neill, especially, seems actively annoyed by everything Colin Trevorrow is asking him to do. I'm not going to speculate too much about how J-World D will…
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 2022
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Two full stars for the 15 minutes of this movie that are horror-movie sequences. An additional half-star for the moment when Jim from The Office gets peeled like a stick of string cheese.