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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    A great theater experience that I doubt will hold up on 2nd viewing due to minimal character development, slow action, and a magic-trick of a score.

    Discussed in full on episode #287 of the Cinereelist podcast.

  • LA 92

    LA 92

    ★★★★½

    Loved, loved, loved this doc from the directors of Undefeated that utilizes a mixture of helicopter news footage, police radio, and amateur video to tell the story of the infamous LA riots in 1992 in which billions of property was damaged and 58 people died. This is as "in the moment" as you can get as the film deftly covers the inciting pressure points leading up to the event, the chaotic event itself, and the somber days after - all…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    In theaters October 31, 2014.

    Wow, what a deliciously creepy film first-time director Dan Gillroy has here. Gyllenhaal plays his hand perfectly as a cold obsessive who finds career opportunity in capturing crime footage as fast and as grizzly as possible in order to sell it at the highest price to the local news, a pursuit that eventually leads him to bend the rules of the game - along with everyone around him. A+, would watch again.

    Discussed in episode…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    It seems ppl are looking for Mad Max: Fury Road talk so we decided to release next Monday's podcast episode early, exclusively to the Letterboxd community. Here's a direct link to the spoiler-free show mp3, enjoy!

    Yes, yes, yes, a million times YES.

    Mad Max: Fury Road is exactly what I want from a sequel/reboot of a beloved genre property: Put the control squarely back in the hands of its original creator (George Miller), juice the budget, and get the…