• Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★½

    Bond has never been a franchise that much interested me. I have just never felt that connection to it as an action franchise that I have with so many others.
    I loved this one, though. Grade A filmmaking.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★

    This is my definitive ranking of soft reboots post-2014:

    1. The Force Awakens
    2. Halloween 2018
    all of the rest of them
    341. Ghostbusters: Afterlife

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★½

    I'm convinced that if you genuinely believe this is better than Carpenter's "Halloween," then you must be vegan.

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★½

    I'm convinced that if you genuinely believe this is better than Carpenter's "Halloween," then you must be vegan.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    Read this review at your own risk. It may ruin your opinion of both this film and its sequel.

    At this point, the film has already been criticized to death -- especially the parts of it that don't work, and there are many. I come here now to offer a prediction of where they go next.

    First, let's address the 2018 film. It was good! Its quality aside, the clear point of the film was to analyze the ongoing trauma…

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★½

    There's something really spooky about the usage of "Mr. Sandman" in this film, so much so that I have to believe they always intended for us to get "Season of the Witch" or at the very least intended for a sequel to be made.

    Halloween II starts with the tune playing as kids begin do their nightly rounds of candy-begging. It fades out as we return to the events of Halloween 1978, pushing it to the background of our minds.…

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    What a phenomenal statement film. I know this is Ford's second directorial effort, but there's nothing sophomoric about this picture. It feels like a beautiful cross between "Paris, Texas" and "No Country for Old Men." Amy Adams is great, but I think Jake Gyllenhaal carries most of the movie, as even though Adams' character is our protagonist (or is she?), Gyllenhaal is on screen far more. He's really great, as is she and Michael Shannon. I don't want to write much of the plot, as I think any details would ruin what's so fun about this movie. Recommend!

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★★

    The best movie I'll never watch again.

  • Easy A

    Easy A

    ★★★★½

    Listen.

    The slander against this movie on this damn alphabet app is ridiculous. Emma Stone???? Brilliant.

  • Alien

    Alien

    So, I think I was wrong before.

    Alien (1979) is actually, in many ways, a brilliant film. It's well-paced, pretty well-plotted, and it has significant plot twists that carry it through most of its run time.

    My hope is that one day I'll be able to see this on the big screen. I watched it on my laptop on the first viewing, and after a few years I tried watching it again today on my television. It truly made a difference.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    The film has SO much good in it, but it uses all of it for evil.

    The film's #1 problem is pacing. This is arguably the worst-paced blockbuster film I have ever seen, easily worse than any other Star Wars film. Revenge of the Sith also is jam-packed with way too much, in a very similar way to this film, but it also has lingering scenes that slow things down and reflect on the characters, no matter how badly they're…

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    I was really torn between 4.5 stars and the full 5 stars. No Country for Old Men is really brilliant, has a lot to say, is cohesive, and engaging. I do think the latter half of the movie is inferior to the first half, but on the whole, it's a worthwhile story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Not to forget: it has one of the most terrifying performances in film history.