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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    I fully understand why some will reject this movie— it is NOT subtle. The voice over is RELENTLESS and the film doesn’t seem to trust Pitt’s genuinely moving performance (how many times must he spell out that he’s sad and lonely and conflicted about his dad?! We can see that on his tragic, pretty face). Normally I would shun these sorts of self-serious choices too (to be sure, I rolled my eyes a few times) but for me Ad Astra…

  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    ★★★

    You’ll be fine, Peter. You’re a survivor. You will survive!

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  • Cat Girl

    Cat Girl

    ★★★½

    Seriously, this movie needs way more exposure. It’s totally a Cat People rip off but it’s so GOOD!

  • The Hustle

    The Hustle

    ★★

    I really want to talk about the gender politics of a movie remake that swaps out two con men for con women and a female mark for a male patsy. How “female power” the marketing for this was—- “Hathaway and Wilson giving dirty rotten men a run for their money!” and then how the movie actually ends up being mostly the two of them trying to sabotage each other. How it ends up following the exact twist ending of the…