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  • The Others

    The Others

    ★★½

    Somebody was really trying to replicate the Sixth Sense here...

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★½

    I don’t feel like Taika has the chops to pull off the more dramatic stuff he tries to pull off here, and it’s really not as daring or bold as I wanted it to be, but I laughed quite a bit, and there were a few parts I found really moving. And its heart is just so firmly planted in the right place that I can’t help but admire it.

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★

    The first third is painfully rushed, which is a fault from trying far too hard to adhere to the source material too closely. But if it was tightened up, it would easily be my favorite film of the year, because the last two thirds are absolutely revelatory. It’s going to piss a lot of people off because much of it is essentially a middle finger to the ambiguity of the Overlook actually being haunted (which, I hate to break it…

  • Wounds

    Wounds

    ★½

    Bold of, uh.... *checks notes* Babak Anvari to make a film where literally not one goddamn thing happens!