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  • Titanic

    Titanic

    ★★★½

    Of the three movies that make up the one we call Titanic, one is downright awful (Bill Paxton and friends listen to old Rose tell an insanely long story about something they all should know plenty about), one is a meh melodrama (young Rose does her best Juliet with her very own Romeo in the rakish Jack Dawson) and the last is one of the best disaster movies ever made (those special effects hold up 20 years on).

    It's no…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★½

    Mostly incomprehensible, despite its overstuffed running time—barely anything anyone does in this movie makes any sense. Yet it still manages to be better than Man of Steel.

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  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    ★★★★

    In recent memory, I cannot recall having a more complicated reaction to a movie than I did with Watchmen, the new blockbuster superhero extravaganza from director Zack Snyder. On the one hand, I thought it was pretty great to the last drop. On the other, it left me wondering why it wasn’t better. I guess that’s a logical reaction, because I felt the same way when I read the famed “graphic novel” (I hate that term) by Alan Moore & Dave…

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★½

    Not surprised to say it doesn't hold up.