The Big Sick – Meh. It wasn’t funny. At all. Deadly serious, actually. But it was an okay relationship drama.
Darkest Hour – Meh. It was actually quite good (especially Gary Oldman’s impersonation of Winston Churchill, and some of those cool “views from above planes” pan-over shots)…but after Dunkirk, this “behind the scenes” political game came across as perfunctory.
Personal Shopper – WOW! I tricked you, just like director Olivier Assayas did to the audience here! This one (though horribly ineptly titled) is actually a minor masterpiece likely to make my top ten list for the year. As I proclaimed on the Facebooks after watching it, “So like seriously, we just watched a Kristen Stewart movie where she was texting with a stranger on the Paris-to-London Chunnel for 20-30 minutes, and it was scary as hell. Personal Shopper is a truly modern ghost story that will perplex, unnerve, and move you.”
The Dinner – Eww. Do yourself a favor and just have an actual dinner. Skip this tripe about the 1% all together.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Eww. Double Eww. Triple Eww. Vile bougie trash that’s not even worth being set on fire.