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  • Starsky & Hutch

    Starsky & Hutch

    ★★

    This movie didn't know whether to be an affectionate but irreverent take on the classic TV series or go completely into the realm of SNL-like parody. It didn't work as either.

  • Empire Records

    Empire Records

    ★★

    Not a realistic look at working in a record store, and it's not a very good fantasy about working in a record store, either--I've had better daydreams about working in a record store than this.
    However this script got put together, and however this project got green-lighted, the result's one of those movies where you wonder if it began as a low moment of high concept on somebody's cocktail napkin just before closing time.
    Nobody ever does any work in…

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  • Super Size Me

    Super Size Me

    ★★★

    If you search for this film as "Supersize me" in the database, you won't find it. You have to search for "Super Size Me." Who spells it that way?

  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl

    ★★★★★

    Given the controversy surrounding The Danish Girl, I took the opportunity to watch it again, this time with some LGBT friends. They were spellbound. The younger members of the party were astonished to see what prospects awaited a 1920s Caitlyn Jenner: mental wards, straightjackets, radiation treatment, and perhaps even lobotomy. Once again the experience was transformative.