Movie Reviews (Chronological)

Movie Reviews

No Sudden Move (2021)

No Sudden Move (2021)

Soderbergh is back doing what he does best — scattering criminals like billiard balls, and then knocking down one strong scene after another. He may not play a perfect game here, but this is one of his best in many years.

Quo vadis, Aida? (2021)

Quo vadis, Aida? (2021)

How does it make any sense to give our attention to the dramatization of a society’s violent overthrow while we we are watching it happen in the real world, right now, either elsewhere in the world or here, either swiftly or in slow motion? Nevertheless, this might be the best time for us to watch Quo vadis, Aida? and open our imaginations to its characters.

Cowboys (2021)

Cowboys (2021)

You know the old saying about where a road “paved with good intentions” can lead. And it’s true. I’ve watched passionate, purposeful, principled artists pour their lives and life savings into projects that, while meaningful for the artists,...

Pig (2021)

Pig (2021)

Watch for the moment in Michael Sarnoski’s film Pig when Robin — a formidable, Jesus-bearded truffle hunter living as a recluse in the woods outside of Portland, Oregon — walks through a fancy downtown restaurant like Obi-Wan Kenobi making his way to the heart...

In the Heights (2021)

In the Heights (2021)

Full disclosure: I’m not a big fan of Hamilton. And I think it’s important you know that before I dare to offer any thoughts on In the Heights. Undoubtedly, the circumstances of my first Hamilton viewing — on my home television via Disney+, rather than in...

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