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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★½

    Review to follow, but...this didn't have the same impact on me I think it's having on other people. It was beautiful in ways, and acted to the nines - Metcalf should win the Oscar, Saoirse is tremendous, and Beanie Feldstein steals it - but it failed to lock into my spine. No one to blame but myself.

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    ★★

    Not for me but we already knew that

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  • Ramblin' Freak

    Ramblin' Freak

    ★★★★½

    SXSW Film Review for the Austin Chronicle:
    www.austinchronicle.com/daily/sxsw/2017-03-14/sxsw-film-review-ramblin-freak/

    This one sneaks up on you like you'd never know. Pretty special. Late Akerman influence is heavy. The kid making the film could be amazing.

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★½

    Fractured and not altogether put back together again at any point, this remains an indescribably beautiful movie even for Malick, which neon lights and swelling music defining a more modern approach from this often distant filmmaker. Do not trust reviews that tell you the narrative is incohesive or incomprehensible: neither are true. Rather, it does not adhere to a traditional 3-act or 5-act structure, and that's fine; perhaps it is not as classically refined as THE TREE OF LIFE or…