Blindspotting: A man who is three days away from finishing his probation is out a few minutes after curfew and witnesses an unjustified police killing. His conscience weighs on him because he doesn't come forward. Also, the girlfriend who abandoned him is ambivalent, he's saddled with an impulsive best friend who creates problems for him, and there are identity issues, gentrification, comedy, drama and darkness. This could have been a great film, but I found it too messy and muddled to even be a good film. The failure lies in ambitious direction that wanted to do too much. 82/100
Eighth Grade is a coming of age film about a shy 13-year-old girl who makes advice videos for fellow teens while struggling with self-acceptance, acceptance by peers and the usual teen angsty stuff. Very good film for a genre that isn't my favorite. It's R-rated, which is a shame, because teens should see this. X-ometer: 90/100
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot is a dramatization of the life of the controversial, late Willamette Week cartoonist John Callahan, an alcoholic left quadriplegic after an auto accident. Minimally watchable. 72/100.
Breach is the story of FBI agent Robert Hannsen, the worst traitor in US history. Hannsen, who is serving a life sentence for espionage on behalf of Russia, was a self-righteous Catholic Opus Dei member whose secret life of betrayal provides a robust illustration of a phenomenon known as vertical splitting. X-ometer: 87