• 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

    14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

    ★★★

    An incredibly amazing feat, documented in the most mediocre of ways.

  • Insecure: The End

    Insecure: The End

    Will really miss this show! Loved that they documented everything going on in the last season, it only grew my appreciation for everyone involved and especially, Issa Rae.

    She could have rested on her laurels, gotten her show made, and let HBO make decisions for her re: the crew involved and instead chose to be as hands-on as possible and give people their shot. Love that!

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★½

    I like this one significantly less upon rewatch.

    I was dazzled by the concept and the use of violence the first time around, and those still work for me, but you can really see the movie faltering at various points like it's unsure of where it's going. The awesome, creepy visuals start to feel out of place and unnecessary the more they show up and I couldn't help but feel that getting rid of all of that would make this more of an exciting, fast-paced thriller and less of a superficial exploration of its themes.

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    Can't think of a better way to start the year

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★

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

    I'm sorry but Andrew Garfield has more charisma and screen presence than anyone else in this movie could even dream of, and he steals the movie with his 10 minutes or so of screen time.

    What I'm trying to say is that they kinda shot themselves in the foot with this one, because all I could think about once he appeared is that giving him another shot at Spider-Man would be way better than anything Marvel could concoct.

    I really…

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★★

    Perfect movie, gets me every time

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★½

    Billy Preston rescued the shit out of these sessions and I'm heartbroken he didn't get a chance to be a Beatle for a while - how fucking awesome would that have been?

    So many great moments in this and I have even more admiration for Paul and George now. Ringo? What a fucking guy, but that I already knew. Also, Glyn Johns. The man was on the money the whole way through, incredible stuff.

    Thank God for Peter Jackson and his unwillingness to cut this down to a 3-hour movie or whatever, this was great as it was and I would honestly watch more!

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★½

    Shout out to the older lady sitting behind me that laughed with me the whole movie AND kept her mask on throughout. Love her. Truly elevated this weird, campy, wonderful movie experience!

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★

    Andrew Garfield doing some carrying job here, like holy shit. I don't think anything else about this movie is particularly good and I don't think it would hold up at all without such a committed performance.

  • ParaNorman

    ParaNorman

    ★★½

    Awesome craft in display and a fine movie, but it didn't really do it for me. It's to its credit that it doesn't feel emotionally manipulative like most kid-friendly animated movies usually do, but it's also not operating on a deeper level as the films from Pixar and for that reason, it doesn't really pack the kind of punch I came to expect from these movies. The jokes land kinda flat and are repetitive, while some of them also aged like milk already. Pretty disappointed overall.

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    Such a fun movie. I like the suspenseful first act the most and didn't love the ending but between those two there's a lot of good. Genuinely funny and Lupita carries so much of the weight of the horror to an impressive degree. She's fucking good!

  • Nine Days

    Nine Days

    ★★★

    A little messy but cool! Winston Duke is the man.