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  • Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    ★★★

    Liked the film, but was still a little disappointed. It didn’t quite pop or hit like I was hoping for. It was too fanciful, which is well-known, but the script was also weak, shallow, and too loose. Roberts is just too charming to avoid this rom-com, though, in the end.

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    ★★

    It’s 4/20 today but don’t think I needed anything with this. Lack of nostalgia for me and maybe, two laughs during the whole thing?

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    Wow. So glad to have now gotten around to this excellent crime thriller. Jake Gyllenhaal is fantastic as a sociopathic and bold cameraman, and the reception of the film overall seems just a tad bit underrated. Gilroy hasn't produced anything near his debut since, but a character study with well-written dialogue, two good supporting performances, a score reminiscent of Drive , and astounding cinematography make Nightcrawler a personal sleeper of what's now the previous decade.

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    Maybe I'm missing something that I normally would not prefer, but was really searching to recall anything that didn't work for me, and failed to. More surprising is that I'm very critical of stage-to-film adaptations, as they work less than half the time (as well as novels). Masterfully, and thankfully, this isn't the case with The Father. Though it's not a fun one to rewatch as you grab your milk duds, it needs to be labeled more as a puzzling…