• tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★½

    Made by and almost exclusively for big time theater kids. I think I finally understand what it’s like to watch La La Land without any affinity for Los Angeles or filmmaking.

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    Everyone who was #teamjacob should be checked into a mental hospital

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    At times the pacing is a little too breakneck, but overall it’s captivating in the usual impeccably-timed and staged Wes Anderson way, but with an extra strong dose of whatever powerful drugs he injects in order to write his movies.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★½

    It looks great, it sounds great, and it makes you feel great. Sometimes that’s all a movie needs to do to be great. 

    So yeah, don’t go in expecting to be challenged or surprised in a big way. Disney do what Disney do best: formulaic family movies that are the best-looking thing you’ve ever seen.

  • Z-O-M-B-I-E-S

    Z-O-M-B-I-E-S

    ★½

    raises a lot of questions about zombie culture, such as

    why does only one of the zombie characters exclusively speak the language of zombies?

    why is there a language of zombies if they were once human and still understand English?

    if the zombie bracelets can make them appear human why would they not use that to escape their condition?

    why do all zombies resemble the Joker?

    and many, many more!

  • Flee

    Flee

    ★★★★★

    I haven’t been emotionally destroyed by a movie like this in a while. I felt like a different person walking out of the theater. Devastating and essential viewing.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    If you didn’t like the new Blade Runner, it might not be for you. And those who read the book may get more out of the subtle nods to the source material laced throughout the film. 

    But if you know what you’re here for, WOW.
    Denis, that madman, that absolute lunatic, has done it. He has not only adapted a monumentally difficult story, but added to it. The action is more thrilling, the emotional moments more palpable. It’s tremendously faithful to…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I guess he did have time to die after all

  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    It’s annoying that these decidedly bad movies have such good taste in music

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★

    This was fun seeing in a theater— about an equal number of giggles and gasps from the crowd. I found myself wishing for more camp and fewer generic horror set pieces. 
    Also, not to be that guy, but I found the twist easy to predict. The thing I didn’t see coming was the anime ending.

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    He grabs the apple and it’s like the book cover wow it’s the epitome of genius filmmaking, such subtlety

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★½

    With hindsight it’s easy to criticize the choice to have Dune directed by David Lynch, who had previously directed such sci fi epics as Eraserhead and The Elephant Man, but…. uh, y’know what, nevermind.