Category: 3.5/4

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Joker [2019] ★★★½

At first glance, the man who made such movies as “Old School”, “The Hangover” and “Due Date” seems like an unlikely candidate to direct a standalone film about the cape crusader’s greatest nemesis. But Todd Phillips isn’t messing around here. Fierce, deeply disturbing and gut-wrenching at times, “Joker” […]

Ad Astra [2019] ★★★½

This is the science-fiction movie we’ve all been waiting for this year. “Ad Astra”, written and directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt in one of the best performances of his career, is a knockout from start to finish. Last year, Damien Chazelle’s underappreciated “First Man” celebrated […]

Midsommar [2019] ★★★½

If there’s one movie that you need to experience this summer, “Midsommar” would be it. This stunning, almost dream-like movie from visionary filmmaker Ari Aster is the year’s most disturbing film. If you’ve seen Aster’s work in last year’s “Hereditary”, you know he’s a director who means business. […]

Rocketman [2019] ★★★½

It probably won’t get the same attention as “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but in many ways, “Rocketman” is a superior movie. This musical biopic about the highs and lows of Sir Elton John, from his early days living in a loveless family, to his rise to fame with such hits […]

Toy Story 4 [2019] ★★★½

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 24 years since the first “Toy Story” movie hit theaters back in 1995. It was revolutionary, to say the least, and Disney/Pixar followed-it up with two equally amazing sequels that succeeded in making it one of the best trilogies of all […]

Cold War [2018] ★★★½

This stunning movie from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski is up for 3 Academy Awards, and deservedly so. Shot in beautiful black and white and set against the backdrop of the 1950’s Cold War in Poland, Pawlikowski tells an impossible love story between two musicians: Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), a […]