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  • Life

    Life

    ★★★½

    Never seen Alien or Gravity and never plan to? Then this is a startlingly effective, scary creature-feature about a space crew who bring a small life-form onboard their station, but then it starts getting bigger and more threatening. Man, such creative and surprising things happen, like when one of the more incautious crew members gets compromised by the alien, and the female exec follows protocol and won't let him out of quarantine, but she gets overruled by one of the…

  • Bokeh

    Bokeh

    ★★★

    Gorgeous and frustrating, sometimes thoughtful and sometimes thoughtless, this indie character study about the last people on earth is visually sumptuous and intense. I just wish more had gone into the characters.

    Full review for The Verge here.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★½

    I've been complaining for years that Batman doesn't spend enough time shooting people to death, torturing them with red-hot bat symbols, and making bush-league intellectual mistakes. Thank goodness Zack Snyder finally made a movie for me!

    Snark aside… My actual review over at Verge gets into how the film is built entirely around reacting to, and trying to combat, the reactions to Man Of Steel.

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    This movie is funny. This movie is political. This movie is intelligent and wicked and very, very calculated. This movie is sometimes visually stunning, and impeccably acted.

    But mostly, it's scary as hell.

    For the love of cinema, do not watch the spoilery-ass trailers. Do not read any reviews unless you trust the reviewers to be circumspect about giving away the plot. Go in as blind as possible and just let the story's surprises unfold. Assuming you're okay with scary…