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  • Love and Monsters

    Love and Monsters

    ★★½

    Nice premise let down by execution. I wish there were more slightly lighthearted apocalypse films, but it never feels like it gets going. The main character is definitely just Awkward Young Man #1638181, the type of role that would’ve been played by Shia 15 years ago. CGI is pretty terrible too, which normally I don’t care about it at all but it does make the creatures feel very lacking in threat.

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    ★★★½

    It’s interesting rewatching this 10 years (!) after it first came out. It feels like this documentary kicked off a decade or so of the reverence of the master chef, finally rendered in high definition via streaming services, for good or ill. I found the director’s Netflix series Chef’s Table to be incredibly self indulgent, and I can’t recall it ever making me excited about food. You got the same impression from most of the chefs they interviewed - focused…

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