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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★½

    A candy coated comic book film following misfit scene chick Harley Quinn, recently single and ready to paint the town rainbow.


    Geared at an attention deficit audience, the film explodes like a glitter bomb but quickly fizzles out into predictable franchise bate.

  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★

    Malick returns with a sprawling epic imbued with his signature philosophical conundrums and awe-inspiring landscapes. Compared to his recent films, A Hidden Life adheres to a structured narrative framework with significantly higher stakes that elevates the material.

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Tarantino’s most romantic, lush and digressive film - soaked in dust, cigar smoke and neon light (who even cares about plot anymore???).

    I love everything about it, including Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth, an old-school-cool stunt double for big Hollywood star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), acting out a real life spaghetti western while Dalton plays a cowboy on the set of his latest flick.

    Notably, Dalton finds redemption in an unforgettable scene involving a working flamethrower he kept from an earlier…

  • Monos

    Monos

    ★★★★★

    A band of lawless young soldiers traipse through the dense jungle terrain of Colombia with jittery hostage Julianne Nicholson, who oscillates between helpless captor and hell-bent survivor. Exquisite cinematography and profoundly visceral storytelling.