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  • The Happening

    The Happening

    ★★½

    All of M. Night Shyamalan's films have a self-defeating inconsistency. It's why, in my opinion, his films have such divisive responses. You can respond to most incredibly divisive films with, hey, this movie is just alright, it doesn't need to be the best ever or the worst ever. Yet, Shyamalan completely destroys this train of thought with his endless ambition. Because of how he directs his films, it's obvious that he needs it to be the best ever.

    Which is…

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    ★★★★★

    Dang I guess my teenage self was occasionally correct and one of those times was thinking this is Tarantino’s best film

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  • Spy

    Spy

    ★★★½

    There's a moment early in "Spy" when this movie becomes more than just a slapstick, spoof, Paul Blart-esque action comedy. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) leaves her boss's office after receiving her first mission and turns the corner. She takes a deep breath, closes her eyes, and for a moment loses all the confidence she had previously shown. A lesser movie wouldn't have allowed her character to have that much depth. Melissa McCarthy's most dynamic role to date.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    My sister as we’re leaving the screening: Man, who hurt [stanley kubrick]?