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  • Wild at Heart

    Wild at Heart

    ★★★½

    Lynch lets loose with the raunchy comedy that he always just barely restrained in his previous works. The flesh-tingling viscera found in the shrill dissection of Eraserhead, or the boil-encrusted tyrants of Dune, or the creepy crawlers lurking in the lawns of Blue Velvet, congeals and unfurls across the American highway, laid flat to fester in the desert heat and meld with the hallmarks. All the Oz allusions and Presley posturing burden this as more of a pastiche than any…

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★

    Absolutely no excuse for this being as much of a wet blanket as it is. Its scraps of monotone, frankly overrehearsed action are carelessly strayed across airless espionage exposition that's as pesky and aggravatingly entangling as accidentally walking through a spider web. McAvoy's beyond irritating, but Theron's a pro and at least anchors all the fluff, single-handedly producing a tangible apparatus for all the pop. That already famous oner in the middle hints at the smooth star vehicle this could've…

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  • Far Far Away Idol

    Far Far Away Idol

    ½

    My family went to a house party in 2005. While all the parents drank and chatted downstairs, all the kids were up in the playroom, shooting Nerf guns and watching Shrek 2. When the credits rolled, the host's kids popped into the bonus features and queued up this motherfucker. After every character performed their song, we were asked to vote on who should win. I put up my hand for Donkey's passionate performance of "Disco Inferno," but, of course, Prince…

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★★

    On an eleventh watch, I realize that Lisa and Claudette talking about breast cancer means that this film technically passes the Bechdel test.

    Also, masterpiece.