Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (****) pulls out most of the stops

Spoiler Free Review: "This is an entertaining ride, however inconsequential. "

Black Christmas (***) divide and be conquered

Teenage girls should enjoy this more, depending on how many PG-13 horror films they have witnessed. The two I was with were more scared than I was. They also thought sorority life looked pretty interesting...aside from all the killing.

Richard Jewell (****1/2) now more than ever

"Thank God for Clint Eastwood, Billy Ray and this incredible cast. They have pushed forward the name of a man who is as good, decent and important as anyone you ever will meet. Because of them, we all now can thank God for Richard Jewell. "

Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino: The Chronology

I am pretty sure most of those reading will not agree with my number 1, or even my number 9. That's okay though. Let me know your own list or thoughts in the comments.

Jumanji: The Next Level (***1/2) keeps getting better

This is perhaps the first trilogy in my memory where each of the sequels has improved on the previous entry. This could be even bigger than either of those films, and it deserves more chances to entertain.

Frozen II (***1/2) Dam for no reason

Frozen II is not an embarrassment. It will make a bunch of cash and might even get a third installment. I would be happy with another episode of Tangled. But then, they got it right the first time, so no need to risk it.

Netflix and Scorsese's The Irishman (***1/2) – Charge with a gun; with a knife you run away

The biggest challenge for this viewer is when it comes to true crime sagas, Scorese peaked with Goodfellas and he's never really come close since.

Knives Out (*****) is a donut inside of a donut hole

"This is one of the best films of the year. It's also one of the best mystery films I remember seeing. My daughter solved it about midway through. She just wasn't sure how she'd solved it until Johnson let us all see. "

Ford v Ferrari (****) it’s Miles’ car now

"This movie feels like something relatable to people who don't expect films to be relatable anymore. "