• Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    RIP Harry Dean Stanton.

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★★

    Director's Cut screening at AFI

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★½

    I like that they let Kong be the hero of the piece and that they brought it in at well-under two hours, but truth be told, I was a bit underwhelmed by this. Sorta entertaining, but wears out its welcome. Too many supporting cast members to really feel like there was anyone to really hold on to. Why was Tom Hiddleston in this anyways?

  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    David Lynch: The Art Life

    ★★★★

    Great documentary. Lynch talks about what it means to live the art life and about his early life, culminating with his making Eraserhead. Excellent use of footage of Lynch at work painting and of some of his finished products, along with some revealing stories from Lynch himself.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    Probably the strongest Nolan film since Memento. While it is not a perfect film, Nolan demonstrates his gift for crafting memorable images. The film managed to convey the sense of terror and claustrophobia associated with the escape from Dunkirk - and the horrors of being trapped in the hull of a ship being bombed or on the beach while being strafed by aircraft - without resorting to being a spectacle of gore. For being an epic, this felt distinctly minor…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★

    Nothing bad to say about the craft, which was impeccable. However, it did run a little too long and the ending was a bit flat (how this ended in a dull slugfest rather than a car chase is scandalous!). The film also suffered from issues around unclear antagonist. It was also a bit too cutesy for my liking. Overall, worth seeing, but does not entirely like up to the hype around it.