• Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

    I think I'm starting to get the feeling Marvel movies are becoming stale in comparison to what they used to be. It's not so much that the movies are bad or not enjoyable, but when you have a movie like Endgame that's basically the finale of everything hyped up at the start of the MCU, everything after is not gonna be as intriguing. And it's not just with Shang-Chi. The Disney+ shows also gave me that same feeling. It's mostly…

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★½

    A beautifully creative piece in animation that captures the imagination and heart.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    this movie was absolutely nuts! i mean i dont wanna cheer for michael myers brutally killing people, but when michael escapes from the fire and just destroys those firemen, i was just wishing hunter's moon by ghost would start playing to make it even more perfect.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Denis Villeneuve has done it again. This is one breathtaking sci-fi fantasy experience unlike any other. It gives me a similar or even greater feeling than when i watched the original star wars movies for the first time. Its top tier from the beautiful score by Hans Zimmer to the gorgeous cinematography by Greig Fraser. It holds your interest from the very beginning and by the time it ends you're wishing it could've been three more hours long and i…

  • Killing Them Softly

    Killing Them Softly

    ★★★

    this movie kinda beats you over the head with what its meaning is. if you didnt get it by the end then it'll do its best to tell you...literally. stylistically, its great. the cinematography is gorgeous. some scenes are so brutal and realistic (poor ray liotta). brad pitt is badass with an even more badass goatee. and its always special watching the late great james gandolfini perform. there's something about this movie that makes it unique over the generic mafia movie, but its not all different than what you'd expect.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    roger deakins makes this one of the most gorgeous looking bond movies in the daniel craig era. accompanied by some terrific action sequences, daniel craig giving it his a-game as james bond in a story that's more emotionally connecting and javier bardem being one of the best james bond villains not just in james bond movies but in cinema history. it's a great action spy thriller that you can watch even if you aren't in the mood for a james bond movie

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    a bittersweet ending to daniel craig's james bond run. its an excellent send off, one i feel a lot of people will be split on. as someone who loves daniel craig as james bond and loves casino royale and skyfall, this was an emotional conclusion that even made me shed a tear. i feel like this incarnation of the james bond franchise will be one many people will hold dear to them and be talked about as one of the…

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★★½

    i started watching the sopranos not too long ago, but ive been obsessed with the show and its lore ever since. ive probably spent more time watching random sopranos scenes on youtube than doing anything else. i love the sopranos and i had high hopes for this movie and maybe i shouldn't have been all that excited.

    dont get me wrong this is a good movie, but ive seen many people say this and its not wrong. this should've been…

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★

    i was completely lost listening to oscar isaac talking about cards, but it was oscar isaac so i was still invested

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★½

    my biggest gripe with this movie is that it preaches the symbolism and meaning to a point that there's no room for interpretation. the setup is perfect and i thought it was gonna be on the same level as get out or us, but it disappoints in execution. however the rest i really liked (the atmosphere, the visuals, the slow decay of sanity in our main protagonist). at some points i really had to cringe at some of the dialogue…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    trying to find a way to begin describing this movie. while i dont love it as much as i love a ghost story, this movie guides you on a similar adventure where the protagonist must face death and acceptance. its very eerie with its atmosphere, music that enhances the experience and visuals that are so beautiful (the cinematography and the designs of the green knight and everything else is just beautiful and believable). dev patel is an amazing actor and…

  • Beckett

    Beckett

    ★★½

    just like the poster to this movie, this is incredibly dull and uninspiring. it didnt even give me a charismatic or interesting performance from john david washington. not that he's bad, he actually captures the fear and panic his character is going through and you're able to feel that, but in scenes where im supposed to feel bad for him and im supposed connect with his pain, i really just couldn't because the characters were dull. i will give it…