• Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    What a ride! Finding out during the end credits that Michael Stühlbarg spells his name with an umlaut these days elicited gasps from the audience.

  • X

    X

    ★★★

    Ti West's Nothing but Trouble. I like the idea of making a slow, downbeat film about growing old and obsolete under the guise of a fun and sexy slasher, but a little more tension would've gone a long way.

    An A24-production about sex workers in the south that doesn't star Riley Keough: is her agent asleep at the wheel or is this a conscious career choice?

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★½

    Riley Keough is proof that, despite coming from massive wealth, you can never get the redneck out of the Presley.

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★½

    No one loves running a visual gimmick into the ground as much as Gaspar Noé does.

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    Along with Den of Thieves and Wrath of Man, this belongs to a new subgenre called 'Bozo Heat'. Also felt like Bay's Unstoppable, but where that movie clocks in at around 90 minutes, this is at least 40 too long.

    The awful meta-comedy Bay injects in here: is that the Ryan Reynolds rubbing off on him?

  • Windfall

    Windfall

    I guess you can charitably call this a movie.

  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★½

    Barely has a pulse.

  • Jackass Forever

    Jackass Forever

    ★★★

    Pleasantly surprised to find out that Jackass is the only pillar of 2000s bro culture left standing.

  • Fresh

    Fresh

    I thought this was very boring, but on the bright side: it's overlit, directed with no real flair and it's a mere 114 minutes long!

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker:
    - works a shitty job for an abusive boss in a dying medium
    - watched his uncle bleed to death on the street
    - got friend-zoned by the girl he loved
    - had to care for and financially support his sickly aunt
    - had to kill his best friend's dad
    - had to kill his best friend
    - probably never got laid
    - an incel, a Paul Schrader character waiting to happen

    Tom Holland's Peter Parker:…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★

    So happy they allowed the puppet from Interpol's Evil to finally star in his own movie.

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    Completely full of shit. Devoid of even a single authentic moment. Someone should write something about how former MCU-directors (Waititi, the Russo's, now Branagh) use their newfangled clout to tackle hefty issues (the Holocaust in Jojo Rabbit, addiction in Cherry, The Troubles in Belfast), but still can't do it without using the same kitschy, pandering comfort blanket-tone as the one they use in their respective superhero efforts.