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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★½

    As others have noted, the Amelie is strong with this one. Ravishingly beautiful with some great performances and truly remarkable creature work. But, as I feel sometimes happens with Del Toro, the air starts running out of the story early, and moments that should be rapturous or exciting end up feeling a bit rote (are villains still allowed to say "Did I stutter?" and we're expected to take it seriously?) Del Toro clearly has such a gifted imagination that I…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    When you think about it, Armie Hammer pretty much spends all of this movie dancing.

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    To the asshole at the 7:30 Angelika showing who could not stop giggling: if you can't be a fucking grown up, don't see grown up movies. That is all. This was wonderful, despite that one asshole.

  • 45 Years

    45 Years

    ★★★★

    Maybe the most devastating final shot of the year. But then I haven't seen The Road Chip yet.