Annihilation (***) almost overcomes its disadvantages

For Garland, this is on par with Ex-Machina. For many, this will be seen as success. I was only mildly impressed with that movie too. So I will just wait for the next Jeff Nichols film and hope enough people notice he's been outpacing everyone for years.

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The Hateful Eight (Roadshow Edition) ****1/2 is a study of balance

The Hateful Eight - 2015 Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Starring  Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Lee Horsley, Zoë Bell, James Park, Gene Jones, Dana Gourrier That actors save their best performances for Quentin Tarantino is certainly not a surprise. That he continues to pull new good actors from the fringes … Continue reading The Hateful Eight (Roadshow Edition) ****1/2 is a study of balance

The Spectacular Now (****)- Young, drunk and full of hope.

The Spectacular Now - 2013 Director James Ponsoldt Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Bob Odenkirk, Andre Royer, Dayo Okeniyi, Kaitlyn Dever Screenplay Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber based on the book by Tim Tharp There is a time after Sutter and Aimee (Teller and Woodley) share a most intimate moment where she lays there and looks … Continue reading The Spectacular Now (****)- Young, drunk and full of hope.