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  • Leaving Las Vegas

    Leaving Las Vegas

    ★★★½

    Very maudlin and silly at some - no- many parts but totally belts at others. Cage’s recurring blackouts are mirrored in the actual form of the film with high highs and agonizingly low lows. There’s a degree of intentionality at play but I’m not sure how many of the slow-mo drinking scenes were supposed to tug at my heartstrings. Or maybe they were supposed to be annoying, melodramatic, and attention-seeking. Those scenes - and others - are so silly and…

  • Tropic Thunder

    Tropic Thunder

    ★★★½

    Weirdly long, could probably lose about 15 minutes but most of it still goes. Stacked cast but I gotta say the best player is Matthew McConaughey, he has such eager Texan vibes.

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  • Who is Arthur Chu?

    Who is Arthur Chu?

    ★★★★

    Maybe people were expecting more of an exploration into game show culture and maybe people are right to expect that but what is here is an extremely fascinating look into a very sad man’s life. For those not in the know, Arthur Chu used his big break on Jeopardy to break into the rarified world of talking about misogyny in video games. The following is a look behind the curtain and what’s there is pure bleakness. For a man who…

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★

    This wouldn’t have happened to me.