Rian Johnson has succeeded in elevating Star Wars into something beyond itself.Read more "“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (B+)"
Martin McDonagh proves again that he’s one of the most exciting contemporary screenwriters with another rude, crude, and moving masterpiece.Read more "“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (A-)"
Kenneth Branagh’s entertaining adaptation of Agatha Christie’s beloved novel strikes a puzzling balance between success and failure.Read more "“Murder on the Orient Express” (B-)"
The Chicago International Film Festival has come and gone for yet another year, and it was a whirlwind for me this time around. Twenty-three films in ten days ended up being pretty ambitious when I’m also working a full-time job, and my fatigue showed when I ended up missing a film when I passed out […]Read more "Recap: 2017 Chicago International Film Festival"
Perfectly paced and aesthetically riveting on all accounts, “Blade Runner 2049” is unfortunately caught in its predecessor’s lofty shadow.Read more "“Blade Runner 2049” (B+)"
Darren Aronofsky’s latest film is more than a return to form – it’s the finest film of his career thus far.Read more "“mother!” (A)"
A blundering disappointment in spite of its potential, “It” is the biggest waste of a stellar cast of young actors since “Super 8.”Read more "“It” (C)"