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  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

    ½

    To paraphrase Bill Hicks, after watching five minutes of this movie I began to pray for nuclear holocaust.

  • Casa de Lava

    Casa de Lava

    ★★★½

    A textbook transition film. All of the least interesting parts are homages. I can imagine Costa editing Casa de Lava and thinking, "I like this face, I like this door, there's life in these images. Now, to make a film of faces and doors."

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  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I don't even know how to watch movies like this anymore. I assume this script is what happens when you decide to make a small character film that requires tens of millions of dollars' worth of special effects. I kept thinking about the Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts movie at the end of The Player.

    I've come up with one scenario where this film isn't aggressively stupid. You know how the entire script is built around the idea that Sandra…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    Don't trust any reviewer who name-drops Bresson, Ozu, and Tarkovsky but leaves out Bergman.