Movie Diary 6/20/2017

Transformers: The Last Knight (Michael Bay, 2017). It’s dumb. A few shots are busy and wild, but sitting with an audience watching this idiocy is like measuring the end of culture as we know it. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins – just savor that sentence for a moment, too. (full review 6/21)

The Hero (Brett Haley. 2017). Sam Elliott does a very pleasant job of inhabiting a role that is tailor-made for him. The movie has some stock situations but a couple of nifty ones, too. (full review 6/23)