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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    I'm just going to come out and say it: The Star Wars films aren't exactly the sexiest movies that ever got made. Leia's golden bikini aside, things typically tend to stay pretty tame in the galaxy far, far away. Speaking at SXSW last year, Rian Johnson — the director of The Last Jedi, which preceded The Rise of Skywalker, out today — even quipped that a moment when Rey and Kylo Ren brush fingers is "the closest thing we'll get…

  • Dark Waters

    Dark Waters

    ★★★★

    what if my favorite actor is ...... mark ruffalo

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  • The Rider

    The Rider

    ★★★½

    The rare film not about following your dreams, but coming to peace with letting them go

  • Faces Places

    Faces Places

    ★★★½

    Tonight, in the middle of watching Visages Villages, I started crying. It wasn't a fully committed bawl, and nothing especially sad had happened in the film; it was more of a soft misty cry that wouldn't have been noticed in the dark, even if F had turned to look right at me.

    At that particular point in the movie, JR and Agnes Varda are visiting Normandy, where long ago Varda had photographed two naked men as well as a dead…