• Serendipity

    Serendipity

    ★★★★

    Manifesting this exact scenario for myself in 2022. 🙏

  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    ★★★½

    Laurie’s actions in the final stretch had me howling! The ending is perfect. Too bad it doesn’t stick.

  • Stillwater

    Stillwater

    ★★★★

    To the woman seated ahead of me who turned around during the credits, looked directly at me until I made eye contact, and then proclaimed, “Well that was a stupid ending! I hate stupid endings…” No, you’re wrong.

    Although this felt closer to 3 hours long, I found myself caught up in every moment of beauty and pain. It works exceptionally well when it leans into the family drama, which is unfortunately what will disappoint audiences who go into it expecting a nonstop thriller. Props to Matt Damon for his wonderfully subdued performance.

  • She-Devil

    She-Devil

    ★★★½

    It's pretty wild that Roseanne co-starred in a movie with Meryl Streep. The pink-infused production design is so fetching and Meryl is as amusing as ever that it somehow works. I need everything that Mary Fisher possesses, starting with that mansion.

  • Shithouse

    Shithouse

    ★★★★

    If its stunning relatability wasn't enough of a reason to admire this film, the palpable affection for 13 Going on 30 and Jennifer Garner sealed the deal.

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★★

    In 2020, JLo's getting her Oscar! I'm speaking it into existence.

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★

    I don't know anything about cars, but this movie absolutely rules. One of the most immersive theatrical experiences I've had.

    Caitriona Balfe channeling Bernadette Fox and also virtually disappearing for the final third of the movie was a bold choice.

  • Home for the Holidays

    Home for the Holidays

    ★★★★

    I adore Holly Hunter, and she is undoubtedly the glue that holds this film together. It's a bit uneven at times, but I find it charming and depressing all at once. Isn't that Thanksgiving in a nutshell?

  • Pride

    Pride

    ★★★★

    Where are my lesbians?
    Where are my lesbians?

  • Judy

    Judy

    ★★★

    Judy is a decent movie but not particularly remarkable aside from the critically-acclaimed lead performance, much like last year's The Wife. Renée Zellweger is fantastic and deserves all the love. There are some pretty touching moments, especially involving long-time Garland fans, as well as rousing musical scenes that kept me mostly entertained.

  • Doubt

    Doubt

    ★★★★

    The more I think about this film, the more I'm obsessed with what it has to say. You couldn't have picked a better ensemble for this particular story than Streep, Hoffman, Adams, and Davis.

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★★½

    Totally expected to hate this, but I had a lot of fun with it. It works better as a comedy than a horror film most of the time. Shout-out to Jessica Rothe for her playful performance.