• Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin

    ★★★½

    Shyamalan shoots the hell out of this, it's suspenseful and spooky, everyone's good in it, and it's barely 95 minutes. Cinema.

  • Run Rabbit Run

    Run Rabbit Run

    ★★

    Ba-ba-ba-ba-boring

  • Fair Play

    Fair Play

    ★★½

    Two tremendous performances in a very confidently directed movie that begs to be a thriller or at least productively thorny. Instead she's a fascinating machine allowed a ton of interiority and he's just a coward manbaby that fucking sucks in the most boring way. Bummer. This deserves to be a lot better and a lot scarier and a lot more confrontational.

  • Sick

    Sick

    ★★★★

    Near great. Minor quibbles with its desire to be timely but a tight, precisely directed little banger. Middle act is a 30-minute compact survival horror fight movie all on its own.

  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★½

    I really appreciate the swing here, it's gorgeous and the vibes are just terrific. But it's fucking boring, I'm so sorry. At an hour-forty I was just begging for it to do something, anything. Absolutely and admirably not like anything you're likely to find in a multiplex ever again, but I'd argue there's a really good reason for that.

  • Plane

    Plane

    ★★★

  • The Pale Blue Eye

    The Pale Blue Eye

    ★★

    Not as "good" as THE RAVEN.

  • M3GAN

    M3GAN

    ★★½

    Intermittently very funny, not remotely unpleasant or scary. You'll all get a few memes out of this before everyone forgets about it in two months.

  • White Noise

    White Noise

    ★½

    Possibly one of the most vaunted American literary satires reduced to a litany of soft targets and embarrassingly garish performances. I don't care if it's a big formal step for Baumbach, it's fucking corny and you all know it.

  • Blackbird

    Blackbird

    ★★

    Darn it not nearly as fun or amusingly trashy as you want. Flatley imagines himself less as James Bond than Rick from CASABLANCA, which mostly just makes it dull.

  • The Big 4

    The Big 4

    ★★½

    Gets way too bogged down in plot and strained comedy. The mayhem is blissfully wet but there's just not enough of it.

  • The Whale

    The Whale

    ★½

    Sure could go for a pizza right about now though.