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  • Light from Light

    Light from Light

    ★★★★

    "From the start, when I started thinking about it and developing it, I knew I was after something that wasn’t horror. I wanted to tell a different kind of story and that about regret and grief and loss and hope. And that’s how it emerged for me. It was never really a consideration of taking it into more traditional horror territory. But I will say, as I started developing the project further, there were these moments where I thought this…

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    ★★★

    A witty portrait of a deferred career, marriage, motherhood, and a missing matriarch, Maria Semple’s hit novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette unfolded in epistolary fashion, making a unique challenge for Richard Linklater and co-writers Holly Gent and Vincent Palmo Jr. Finding an engaging tone between tightly-packed eccentricities and a more grounded portrait of mental illness is difficult, but his film's rocky introduction eventually settles into an involving tale of self-discovery and how a woman’s dreams can be sidetracked without those…

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  • Bright

    Bright

    ½

    "I'm going to be honest with you. I don't fuck with no fairies."
    "Fairy lives don't matter today!"
    "Dude, you can't go through elf town!"

    Will Smith says all of these lines with an earnest conviction in Bright, then there's still 1 hour and 45 minutes left.

  • The Red Turtle

    The Red Turtle

    ★★★½

    First 78 minutes of The Red Turtle: this is a very nice movie
    Last 2 minutes: I am emotionally wrecked and have a new perspective on life