In the Tall Grass (***1/2) we all live on

Patrick Wilson is unheralded for his ability to move back and forth between solid good guy and sinister creep from role to role. I don't think I have ever seen an actor able to give off the best and worst vibes at will.

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Jexi (**) is an uneven attempt at being inoffensive

"They almost had something here. Good thing no one can be offended, though."

Zombieland: Double Tap (***1/2) is more of what you know

There are some new characters that stick around only until the joke starts to smell of zombie flesh. There are some pleasant surprises. Mostly, though, we're here just to see these people use the same lines we are used to...and maybe one new one.

Forgotten Gem: Jackie Brown (*****) – Robert Forster lives on

The ending sends chills through me every time. Especially today, knowing that the end of El Camino is the last time I will ever see the deep story told within the eyes of Robert Forster.

Forgotten Gem: Heat Director’s Definitive Edition (****) Slick

If you watch one Michael Mann film, make it The Insider. If you want to see a second, try Heat.

Forgotten Gem: The Limey (*****)

"This is one of Soderbergh's best. Coming directly from Out of Sight and just before Ocean's 11, it's easy for The Limey to get lost in the shuffle. Don't let too this one pass you by. "

Forgotten Gem: McCabe & Mrs. Miller

The cruelest irony in the final shot is that one can win, even they don't know all has been lost already.

Joker (****1/2): King of Tragic Comedy

"It's not the best film of the year, but it's better than I had expected by a long shot. This is the best DC film since The Dark Knight. I hope that they find some way to tie it into the DCEU. "