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  • Den of Thieves

    Den of Thieves

    ★★

    Possibly the saddest thing about this C-grade riff on Heat is that these days Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are at about the same level in terms of screen presence and available projects as Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber.

  • Look About You

    Look About You

    ★★½

    Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival 2018: Mostly dull Israeli documentary about filmmaker Amit Shalev traveling around the country in an RV with his wife and three kids, meeting various Israelis and talking about the future of the country. Maybe this is more meaningful to people from Israel, but to me it sounded like everyone was speaking in vague platitudes about "connection" and "compassion," and Shalev didn't give any sense of his plan or how his time was spent (the movie…

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  • The Shack

    The Shack

    ★½

    Too bad it wasn't The Shaq.

  • Concussion

    Concussion

    ★★

    Has all the dramatic weight of a PowerPoint presentation.