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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★½

    How long do we have to wait for the "Final Cut" of this one?

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    LIFE AS FICTION No matter how many times it's viewed, In the Mood for Love never fails to impress and evoke: Incredible performances from Maggie Cheung/Tony Leung, gorgeous cinematography by Christopher Doyle/Mark Li and the haunting music of Shigeru Umebayashi/Michael Galasso come together to complete Wong Kar-Wai’s masterpiece about unrequited love.

    Never has a film mesmerized as much as it has made the heart ache. There’s a wondrous beauty in its concepts of time and space between a man and a woman, of hope and fulfillment vs. respect and duty. And it’s absolutely fantastic when rain starts to fall.

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★½

    LIFE AS FICTION Michael Fassbender is the best android ever: This, sadly, is the one true takeaway from Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe. If forced to admit another, it would be that the elder Scott brother has now further cemented himself as arguably the single most overrated director working today. For him, style over substance has become par for course, and while that isn’t a bad thing, it’s consistently kept him from being great since 1982. His…

  • Last Action Hero

    Last Action Hero

    ★★½

    Meta before meta was cool. Also: Hamlet and The Seventh Seal.