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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★★

    What about Get Out tho? Get Out first $200 million movie directed by an African-American Get Out? Get Out starring the incomparable Daniels Kaluuyas Get Out? GET OUT IS MY SHIT!

    The ultimate premise is a little goofy, but this thing is so scary and creepy that I love it.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★★

    More of a mess since the first one, but still the best Star Wars movie since Empire. Or, rather, now the second-best.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ½

    You have got to be effing kidding me. Best Picture? This movie was like watching paint dry. In Richard Linklater's bedroom. I was a big fan of "Slacker" and liked "Dazed and Confused," but Linklater's films have seemed awkwardly empty and pseudo-intellectual to me ever since. This one appears to be seeking to duplicate the experience of growing up as one of the most boring people in the world. It succeeds. The dialogue is rambly and appears to be seeking…

  • Lean On Me

    Lean On Me

    This is a disturbing film. It's effective enough on narrative terms, but Joe Louis Clark is portrayed as an asshole. His ideas about supervising teachers are so clearly wrong-headed as to be insulting. That would be one thing if the film was in any way historically accurate, but it's not. Anyone who wants to bleat that "you can't argue with his results" should know that, in fact, you can argue with his results, and many people do. This film was…