• Maanaadu

    Maanaadu

    ★★★★

    Takes a bit to really get going after kind of stumbling past and skipping over the pre-requisite concepts for this type of story, along with some bizarre tonal choices but really finds itself as it goes along. The action scenes are filmed kind of strange despite fun and hard choreography and I feel in a movie like this you can get way more creative and interesting with them/how the character goes through them instead of treating it like a videogame…

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Probably the most thoroughly embarrassing thing I've seen since Star Wars 9 came out. I came into this movie with only two hopes: That the tech would be fun and analog and that there would be some cool ghost mine action and sadly only about half of the first succeeds. (not a digital screen or related bullshit in sight and i like the silly mechanical car door arm but the other new stuff is just nothing) The production design is…

  • Disney's Fastpass: A Complicated History

    Disney's Fastpass: A Complicated History

    ★★★

    Engaging subject matter and this guy always has plenty of research and information but I really always hate his borderline le ebin presentation and how he always speaks with pompous Video Essay Import

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    Found this really funny and awesome and a treat, even with an incredibly unfocused second half. One of my fave Driver performances too, I think.

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★

    Straddles a very precarious line and balance between low-rent 90s cheese and Joss Whedon's Epic Resident Evil and sadly the barometer generally falls into the corny-but-not-funny-or-cool zone.

    There's nice little bits here and it actually looks leagues better than pre-release stuff made it seem to. It's not always consistent in visual style but when it works, the really colorful, ray filled lighting sometimes matches the sumptuously warm and baked in atmosphere of rooms in re2 and 3. It does though…

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★★★

    Found this really, really enveloping and wonderfully staged, with only some of the music cues feeling trite and strangely edited. Moreso though bit disappointed because despite this basically being about the loyalist gangs during the troubles the sheer lack of context/centrist presentation would easily lead people to think there was like religious persecution/violent anarchy happening in northern Ireland instead of a revolutionary war for independence.

  • The Battle at Lake Changjin

    The Battle at Lake Changjin

    ★★★

    I've missed when movies have like hundreds of extras running around in lil costumes with pyrotechnics going off

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    ★★★★★

    The most cucked villain in film history

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★★

    Literally every single time I watch this movie I completely forget about the most boring scene and every time I smile because I also forget that the movie stops and goes "this scene is rubbish and boring".
    For how many accusations of reddit have been hurled at this movie you have to admit that maybe only one other movie ever has attempted its commitment to le random, let alone reach the same level of unexplainability/braveness in its closing bit.

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★★

    The man is sculpted like a greco-roman hero. Philip Glass's best score.

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★★

    Lmao I completely forgot about the fucking "WASTED" joke

  • Red Sorghum

    Red Sorghum

    ★★★★

    Need the Red Sorghum simulator ride at museums where you sit down and they shake you up in the sedan while singing, scrambling you something fierce.