The Hateful Eight (Tarantino, 2015)

I’ve mostly been a Tarantino fan, but even I can’t defend this… [Read more…]

Spotlight (McCarthy, 2015)

Director Tom McCarthy delivers a somber, sobering film which denies any character (or the viewer) the feeling of moral superiority. [Read more…]

Spectre (Mendes, 2015)

Spectre (★★★) starts strong, overstays its welcome, overshoots its marks, and ends up a big mess. There is enough good here to make it enjoyable, especially if you like these sorts of movies. But the film doesn’t quite live up to the the rabid anticipation it seems to have succeeded in building. [Read more…]

Sleeping with Other People (Headland, 2015)

I started to write that it took me a week to decide whether or not I liked Sleeping with Other People (★★), Leslye Headland’s Millenial riff on When Harry Met Sally, but that wasn’t true. It took me a week to accept and come to terms with the fact that I didn’t. [Read more…]

The Walk (Zemeckis, 2015)

I will confess, too, that the last act of The Walk, when Philippe Petit finally executes his tight wire trip between the two towers of the World Trade Center has some swell special effects. [Read more…]

TIFF 2015 — Our Last Tango (German Kral)

Our Last Tango would be worth watching, if only for the dance sequences. [Read more…]