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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★½

    With a high body count and even higher joke rate, this may be one of the Coens' most nihilistic ventures. In The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, they’ve given up on this world, with faint hope for the next.

    Review: www.larsenonfilm.com/the-ballad-of-buster-scruggs

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★½

    Every time I watch this I’m going to imagine Bradley Cooper is borrowing someone else’s voice. This time: Bea Arthur.

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  • Up

    Up

    ★★★★

    Your kids have to see you cry sometime.

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★½

    We really didn't need another superhero movie after this.

    A few notes on this revisit:

    - Pulls no punches on the domestic trauma front. This is about a husband and father's real betrayal. That late-night fight between the parents is uncomfortably true to life.

    - "Tonyloaf"

    - Elastigirl caught in the series of doors is better than almost any superhero action sequence staged since.

    - "I never look back darling. It distracts from the now." (What does this mean for…