Adam Scott and Toni Collette star in this Christmas-themed horror movie about a demon terrorizing a family suffering through a bad Christmas. It kind of looks like Santa’s Slay, but hopefully more bad-good than that movie, which is disappointingly bad-bad.
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in this adaptation of the Scottish Play. It’s been getting mixed reviews ever since Cannes.
Michael Caine stars in Paolo Sorrentino’s new film about a retired conductor coming back to the symphony for one last gig (maybe). I’m not doing it justice—this movie is great. Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz co-star.
The Big Short
One of my favorite movies of the year, a highly entertaining, incredibly infuriating look at the 2008 economic collapse from the point of view of the few people who saw it coming.
In the Heart of the Sea
The book this movie is based on is FANTASTIC, so I have some hopes for this movie, even though the trailers make it look like a very conventional rah-rah human spirit movie.
The book has a lot of cannibalism and insane people with bones in their beards.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip
A merciful person would see this movie set against Star Wars and think it’s counter-programming for the two people who don’t want to see Star Wars. I am not merciful—Sisters has been sent here to die.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Please. Like this movie needs an introduction.
Sad Old People: The Movie.
No seriously, this is a great, heartbreaking movie, and Charlotte Rampling is CRAZY GOOD.
The Big Short
Todd Haynes’ adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt is an exquisitely detailed, oddly remote look at repression and society in the mid-twentieth century. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are super good, but the film is so cold it’s hard to fully connect with it.
Man, fuck the NFL.
I’m a big fan of The Other Guys, but this looks terrible.
The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino’s recent run of historical revisionist films has really been doing it for me. Hateful Eight looks like the next great Tarantino film. Also, I love all of Jennifer Jason Leigh’s facial expressions in this trailer.
Jennifer Lawrence is always watchable, but outside of her, this looks like a mess. Every David O. Russell film since The Fighter has gone down in quality.
This movie is an abomination.
Aka, Leo Crawls Through Literal Shit For An Oscar.
One of the best films I’ve ever seen. Ever. You’re probably going to have to go out of your way to see it, but it will totally be worth it.