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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★★★

    This is the second best Pirates movie! Spread the gospel!

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★

    An incredible story, told in uneven fashion. The performances are great, especially from the usual suspects: Streep, Hanks, Paulson, Whitford. There's a lot of little things to love here, but I walked away wishing it had been better.

    The most frustrating aspect of the film is the way that it deals with gender, specifically the story of Streep's character as an outlier in a male-dominated industry. I desparately wish this sub-plot had been executed better. Instead of infusing the characters…

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★½

    The Mission: Impossible movies today serve basically the same cultural role James Bond movies did 30 years ago, and they are both superior to the current Bond films and much less dated/self-serious/over-sexualized.

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★½

    Beautifully shot but the story's just not quite there.