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  • The Shallows

    The Shallows

    ★★★

    Simple and straight to the point.

    In an unnamed beach in Mexico, medically-trained, bird-taming Blake Lively goes toe to fin with a great white. The Shallows is less than 90 minutes long, and in that very short run time we get well-executed and beautifully-shot action sequences that work well despite the complete lack of a background story or any characterization, which resulted in the audience rooting less for the protagonist, at least that's what I did. Jaume Collet-Serrra focused instead…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★

    "You know why this is my favorite tree? 'Cause it's tipped over and it's still growing."

    As if the film isn't incredible enough, Willem Dafoe's one-sided conversation with some large birds made this Oscar-worthy in just 10 seconds.