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  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★★

    You learn pretty early on that in the Alex Ross Perry cinematic universe, there's no such thing as a main character that is too repulsive, repugnant, evil or vile. Likability is obviously not what he's striving for, quite the opposite, in fact. He writes characters that are explicitly designed to get under your skin and to push your buttons as far they can go but despite all their laundry list of flaws, Perry goes to great lengths to ensure that…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★½

    Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, "Little Women", has its fair of impressive and sometimes even remarkable moments but it also has moments that feel more than a little try-hard. The film was obviously a huge pet project for its director and as a result you can really feel the passion in certain key scenes in the film but there are also moments that are guilty of doing exactly the kinds of things the film's main character…

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  • Snatch

    Snatch

    ★★★★

    As a filmmaker, Guy Ritchie is good at one thing and one thing only, making entertaining gangster films with fun characters and snappy dialogue. That's it. He's literally fucking terrible at everything else. Whenever he's making films about limey Neanderthals in way over their heads though, there's arguably nobody better. "Snatch" just might be the best representation of his talent. It's got the funnest characters, snappiest dialogue and above all it's perhaps the most consistently entertaining film he's ever done.…

  • District 9

    District 9

    ★★★★

    It may be a little known fact but we truly live in an era where brilliant, original science fiction films are being produced year in and year out. At no other time since the 1980's has there ever been an influx of quality science fiction produced as there has been in the last 5 or 6 years or so in Hollywood. Case in point would be District 9. District 9 is co-written and directed by South African director Neil Blomkamp…