We used to have one of these a month, now no one can even be bothered at all. I understand. Everybody's busy. And with a summer offering the marginal highlights of the second Apes movie and Guardians of the Galaxy (saw them both, they were fine), maybe there's just not enough to talk about.
Anyway, here are some things I watched recently that I liked.
Frances Ha, which came out a year or two ago (it's on Netflix).
Twenty years on from Kicking and Screaming, Noah Baumbach's still mining post-collegiate malaise -- but he's blessed this time with Greta Gerwig (star and co-writer), who makes the heroine into something more than a Brooklyn wannabe cliche. Or at least makes her a self-aware Brooklyn wannabe cliche. The movie is smart enough to get away with being lovable, and lovable enough to get away with being smart.