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  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    as much an extension of Magic Mike's recession era anxieties as it is the Ocean's heist capers, Logan Lucky is a generous (perhaps a little condescendingly so) portrait of the capability of blue-collar america, the endearing sincerity of the americana it inspires, and the poisonous effect corporatization has had on both. the logan brothers are NASCAR's prime audience: john-denver-listening, bob-seger-shirt-wearing members of the working-class that, despite both being left disabled by their country (one playing america's sport, the other fighting…

  • Baywatch

    Baywatch

    ★½

    surprisingly watchable as a charming, low-stakes DTV action movie (especially the few moments when they cut that action to pop bangers), too bad about the other hour and a half tho—as a 'comedy' movie it has literally one joke: "ew, the normal human body," which has been funny before, delivered by an average-looking comedian, but is totally weird and misguided coming from elite movie stars and supermodels.

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  • Patriots Day

    Patriots Day

    a feature length adaptation of blue lives matter twitter and that one interview article where mark wahlberg said he'd have single-handedly prevented 9/11 had he been on one of the hijacked planes

  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★★

    "[there's] always another day, right?"

    a soft, relaxing ode to the brave act of getting out of bed every morning, and continuing to find your own avenues of creativity, love and support in a world that doesn’t hand you any. practically radical in its insistence on a simple, quiet, warm existence where everyone in the american working class is striving, creating and loving despite everything else trying to confine them. your first and last piece of art is the life you live—monumental, highly doubt there will be a better movie this year.