• Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★½

    Can't believe I'm saying this but young Al Pacino is giving me serious Brace Belden vibes

  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★★

    Female friendship > literally anything else

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure

    ★★★★½

    Come for the gaslighting, stay for the cry pile

  • Brittany Runs a Marathon

    Brittany Runs a Marathon

    ★★★

    Jillian Bell lost 40 pounds for this movie-- that's some Christian Bale dedication!

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★★

    War is politics.

    It's been a long time since a movie has made me reflect so intensely on my own ideology and place in the world. The fact that it's perfectly crafted is even better. Stanfield and Kaluuya (the only Brit I'd accept as Hampton) deliver career-solidifying performances, and relative newcomer Dominique Fishback absolutely shines. Shaka King's choice to shoot faces very close-up evokes so much humanity and personality in the cast that the devastating end to this story feels…

  • Framing Britney Spears

    Framing Britney Spears

    ★★★★

    Left me saying "Gimme More"

    However you slice it, Britney Spears is a feminist issue.

    We really took one of our most talented performers, sexualized her from a young age, punished her for that sexualization, ritually humiliated her in headlines, and celebrated her downfall like it was a national passtime.
    Then, a handful of people quietly took away her freedom, and for almost two decades, that reality has been completely ignored.

    I started following the #FreeBritney movement almost immediately after…

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★½

    At times very hard to watch. Dark secrets loom behind Wind River's beautiful snow-covered Wymoing setting in this gripping thriller. It took a little while for me to accept Jeremy Renner as a serious leading man, but once I got over that I lost myself in the investigation.


    I give a lot of props to this film for highlighting the epidemic of indigenous women being raped and disappearing without consequence, but did the story really need two white FBI agents as leads to make that point?

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    I wish Christopher Nolan could just admit he made a dope action movie instead of presenting it as some chef-d'oeuvre.

    -.5 points for godawful sound mixing.

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★★½

    Does satire need to have an overarching point? I'm genuinely asking, because despite some truly excellent lines scorching the libs and alt-right alike, The Hunt's main critique boils down to "everyone's conceited and hypocritical."

    That said, I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. While silly, this umpteenth take on The Most Dangerous Game execute its premise well and adds some original twists. Betty Giplin proves that she can be a goddamn movie star with a measured dry performance as the badass Crystal.

    It's no Verhoeven. Hell, it's not even American Dreamz, but it still might be worth your Friday night.

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★½

    Samara Weaving KILLED it.

    Lots of fun-- I think horror comedies just pair so well with the weekend.

  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    *Bad Italian Accent*
    Eet was not-a for me

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★½

    BRB learning "Everytime" by Britney Spears on the piano