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  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    ★★★★

    The never-ending war between the police and the poor burns brightly like a perpetually lit Molotov cocktail

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★★½

    The glamorous glorification of Western violence gets put out to pasture.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    The Grand Budapest Hotel might be Wes Anderson's best film yet. Not only is it a shining example of his signature style, but it also happens to be an action-packed adventure that engages you from start to finish with its entertaining story-within-a-story premise. One part murder mystery and one part heist film, The Grand Budapest Hotel is Anderson's typical formula operating at peak efficiency. Its narrative is briskly paced, its dialogue is snappy, its characters are zany yet charming, its…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★★

    Holy shit! Jeremy Saulnier’s thriller Green Room is fucking intense. His terrifying film is a tight 90 minute tale about a punk band fighting white supremacists for survival.

    The movie starts appropriately slow and keeps you in a state of persistent emotional peril as you watch this band of underdogs played by Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, and Callum Turner try to win a nearly impossible battle, where they’re outnumbered and outmatched. In the process, Saulnier builds to a…