“We are more resilient than we know, especially when we’re faced with life’s greatest obstacles.”
– Olivia Newman
Where the Crawdads Sing is an old-school Southern melodrama told in big, broad brushstrokes. It wears its emotional machinations proudly on its sleeve.
Spiderhead is a great Twilight Zone or Black Mirror scenario, only one that offers up a terrific idea, asks several fascinating questions, and then frustratingly doesn’t know how to reach a satisfying resolution.
Crimes of the Future is a futuristically retro slice of body horror that left me speechless. It is a twisted descent into madness, refusing to coddle its audience or offer up a single happy ending. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
There is something undeniably wholesome about The Bob’s Burgers Movie, the warmth, love, and positivity that it exudes filling my soul with joy even if I knew some of the references and inside jokes were flying over my head.
Eastern Promises remains a polarizing stunner and features one of the best performances of star Viggo Mortensen’s entire career. Kino’s 4K presentation is immaculate, making this release an absolute must for fans to add to their collections.
There is something triumphant about Reeves’ The Batman, and I do like where the film leaves the character before the screen fades to black. But so many aspects don’t come together, each refusing to resonate no matter how much I wished otherwise.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has only gotten better with age.
Branagh remains a sublime Poirot, and his direction of the material is frequently marvelous.