• The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

    Ben Affleck.
    Best Supporting Actor.
    Make it happen.

    (if you didn't see this on the big screen - I'm sorry for your loss)

  • Silver Skates

    Silver Skates

    ★★★½

    So, are we not going to talk about how this is Russian Titanic on ice? Minus the ship, but still, that plot is pretty damn close...

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

    A movie about not giving up on your dreams?
    Who knew this would make me cry... (everyone)
    Also, Andrew Garfield for Best Actor, please.

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★½

    If feel-good, sports dramas are your thing - you absolutely cannot miss King Richard. The praise for its heart and performances is well deserved. Is it something you've never seen before? Not really, and the 2hr 24min runtime is a bit much. But, it's a really solid film within its sub-genre though, and I totally get why audiences are responding so well to it. Will Smith might actually win his Oscar here.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    Just me, having a meltdown right around midnight because I decided to re-watch Arrival again.

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★

    This movie is 3 hours long and you feel it.... but once you get on the same wavelength with it - it doesn't really matter because it just pulls you in. Yes, it's slow, and it's the type of film you have to be patient with, but if you're interested in a subtle drama that explores pain and relationships - it will be very satisfying.

  • Finch

    Finch

    ★★★

    When I first saw the trailer for Finch I was pretty underwhelmed - it just didn't grab me, and that's coming from someone who will watch post-apocalyptic sci-fi any day of the week. I even liked Chappie! But seeing Miguel Sapochnik's name attached piqued my interest, as he has directed some of of my favorite episodes of Game of Thrones. I also thought to myself "surely, Tom Hanks picked an interesting script, I mean, right?"

    RIGHT???

    No. And I know…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★½

    Amazing psychological thriller aside, I kind of need the vibrant textures, patterns, and colors of the past that are all over this film to make a comeback. The minimalist, neutral aesthetic in modern fashion and decor has been around for far too long and it's booooring.

    Also, Mia Farrow is just too damn adorable!

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    ★★★★

    The holiday season doesn't start until you hear the Harry Potter theme from your TV.

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

    Not to be THAT person who says "they don't make them like this anymore"... but they actually don't make them like this anymore.

    New favorite. No question about it.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    Essential cold weather viewing.

  • Diana: In Her Own Words

    Diana: In Her Own Words

    ★★★★

    So, I just saw Spencer, and I was in need of further research. This documentary is an amazing companion piece, providing some much needed context. Fascinating and heartbreaking.