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  • Boxing Helena

    Boxing Helena

    What a mess! What a silly, obnoxious, hilarious mess! Nothing makes sense, neither story nor character motivations. The two lead roles, played by Julian Sands and Sherilyn Fenn, are both unpleasant, abusive, pathetic, and, worst of all, uninteresting people with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

    Every aspect of the production - the acting, the film language, the score, the sound mix, the camera work, etc. - is over the top and feels almost like a parody of an erotic psycho-thriller. If you’re…

  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★½

    The first half hour is incredibly well done, both beautiful and emotionally gripping. The rest feels like a string of well-acted and effectively presented cliches about handling grief and relationships disintegrating. Engaging and beautiful, but kind of banal. Biggest reason to watch is Vanessa Kirby’s performance.

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  • Border

    Border

    ★★★★★

    One of my favorites of this year! I was fascinated, provoked, moved, and repulsed, and I loved every second. This is the kind of movie I need once in a while to be reminded of the magic of cinematic storytelling. Go watch it! ❤️

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★½

    The feeling of oldschool Star Wars magic is back in "The Last Jedi". Callbacks and parallels to the original trilogy feel less in-your-face here than in "The Force Awakens", and more like a continuation of that same universe.

    I loved everything involving Rey and her personal development during the movie - her storyline is definitely the best aspect of the movie. However, I didn't really care about the adventures of Finn. It seemed like they didn't know what to do…