Having now re-watched all five of the Mission: Impossible films, I can say definitively that Ghost Protocol is my favorite in the series up to this point.
Even with some wonderfully memorable set pieces and a terrific villainous turn by the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman, 2006’s Mission: Impossible III is my least favorite entry in the long-running Tom Cruise international espionage franchise.
I’ve seen Tomb Raider four times now, which is the most I’ve watched any single 2018 release so far this year. That probably says it all.
McAdams and Plemons are sensational, and the quality of the laughs is consistent throughout. This is a great little movie. Here’s hoping now that Game Night is on Blu-ray and DVD more people will take advantage of the opportunity to discover that for themselves.
Desolation is an undeniably creepy film, and the unexplainable nature of the threat tracking every move Abby, Sam and Jen make couldn’t help but make my skin crawl. Sam Patton has made a fine little independent shocker genre fans are almost certain to enjoy, this backpacking horror opus a chilling thriller I’m happy I took the time to revisit.
While I certainly have to be in the mood to give La Belle Noiseuse a look, this film is still one stunning examination of art and artistry that I find more and more to revel in, mull over and adore each time I do. This new restoration is as pristine as it is magnificent, Cohen Media’s Blu-ray presentation by all accounts perfect.
Paddington 2 is still the best film I’ve watched in 2018. Stop. Period. End of sentence.
Phantom Thread is a triumph for Paul Thomas Anderson and a motion picture I’m sure to be returning to multiple times in the very near future. Magnificent.
I think I’m starting to fall in love with Molly’s Game.