• Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★½

    What I would call choosing to fly in the face of popular opinion, most people would call being the party pooper, the downer, the massive buzzkill that turns the music down to where the red line is for the sake of the neighbours.

    So be warned, this review is all buzzkill, all day.

    I'd rate West Wing and Moneyball, but other than that Sorkin's not God's gift to writing. Part of it is my preference for accurate biopics; if I'm…

  • Cherry Pop

    Cherry Pop

    ★½

    Well, Torch Song Trilogy it aint. It's a shame that the endless talent in the drag community isn't being snapped up by producers who know how to make the most of performative potential, like Ryan Murphy, or that more of them are not collaborating with writers for themselves instead of joining other people's poorly written projects. This film reads like someone exploiting the raw and trained charisma so that they don't have to work at the amateur script more, instead…

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★★

    Bona fide classic.

  • Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit

    ★½

    On the back of a mountaineering movie binge, it's really terrible.

  • The Abyss

    The Abyss

    ★★★★

    Cameron was such a reckless loon, I love it.

  • Quarantine

    Quarantine

    ★★★

    My complaint is old news: the original is better. For one thing, REC includes moments of genuine surprise from groups of the cast since there was one or two things they didn't know about while shooting, and that 'no acting' vibe worked great, and is the only difference between the two worth noting.

    REC and REC 2 were better and more chilling in the world building and horror concept, with deliberate narrative purpose that was a continuation of story instead…

  • 8MM

    8MM

    ★★★½

    The window dressing is outdated but the characters were more believable than some of the other snuff stories that came out around the same time. Worth a watch or a laugh, depending on your tastes.

  • The Descent

    The Descent

    ★★★★

    With a healthy fear of getting crushed by tunnel rocks, I found the caving bit brilliantly tense, enough that it almost seemed to ruin it when the story kicks in, like an unnecessary distraction. It's good overall though.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★★

    Big time Spader fan here. Only watched it for him, but it's a grower, so to speak.

  • Looper

    Looper

    ★★★½

    Like a real prick I couldn't get over Willis and Gordon-Levitt having different earlobes the first time.

    The second time I couldn't get past the utter lack of chemistry between JGL and Blunt.

    The third time I hate watched the missed opportunity of Willis not 'changing' along with the story.

    The fourth time I started liking the stuff with the gold; it might be smarter than I thought and I might be dumber than I thought. There's still a boring amount of farm though.

  • Focus

    Focus

    ★★★

    Two of the most naturally talented actors in a muddy puddle of a movie. Cute but not memorable, you probably get a better product if you just dropped Smith and Robbie on the stage of Our Town and have them improv for two hours.

  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    ★★★★

    I really love this movie. It was a great excuse for an ensemble comedy then, and still is now.