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  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★

    A bit too much about nothing. McConaughey’s Moondog starts to meander into meaninglessness. It has a few funny moments but it’s altogether too sloppy and has too little to say. Zac Efron absolutely steals his scenes though.

  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★★★★

    Well-paced thriller filled with funny and melancholy vignettes about America. Really enjoyable watch. The Dark and Gritty Old Man and the Gun. Breaking Bad season 6. Clint Eastwood learns about racism some more. You love to see it.

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  • Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    ★★★★

    For 4 seasons Nathan For You has consistently been the most fascinating, unique, and incredible show on TV. No show has so acutely channeled the late-capitalist, post-irony zeitgeist that we've been inhabiting in recent years.

    It was after I listened to the last Father John Misty album, Pure Comedy, that I sensed that this apathetic irony had begun to run it's course (I'd also argue Kanye's been onto this for awhile too). And that a pure and hysterical form of…

  • sex, lies, and videotape

    sex, lies, and videotape

    ★★★★★

    How did Soderbergh make this at 26? A masterclass of direction and character. It’s almost European, no wonder it won the palm. It’s also strange how formal parts of this film are compared to how much he's prone to experimentation now.

    Every bit of the first act is perfectly tense. The psycho-sexual malaise of suburbia is ruptured when an idiosyncratic outsider drops into their life, seemingly from an alien planet. Spader plays a kind of weirdness we’ve all seen, the…