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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★★

    I got to see one of my favorite films of this century on the big screen again tonight and if anything it looks even more impressive now. It still bugs me that this movie was misunderstood and underestimated at the time. It's a perfect fusion of Kubrick and Spielberg's sensibilities, a film that raises question after question -- about technology, about love, about what makes us human and what shapes us and how we struggle to meet needs that might…

  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    ★★★

    This film kept losing me then winning me back then losing me again. It's handsome enough, to be sure, and I like Oldman in it, particularly in the scenes that need him to be scared and vulnerable, sides of Churchill we never see. But the exposition-packed dialogue and the accumulation of fist-pounding speeches... it's all a bit much. Not a bad movie but surely a better one might have been made with this cast.

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  • Monsters University

    Monsters University

    ★★★

    Perfect movie for eight-year-olds who are also college students.

  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy

    ★★★★★

    Kind of thought of this as second-tier Scorsese—second tier being a still pretty high perch—until this recent rewatch. When I got to the monologue I felt like I was watching pretty much a perfect movie.