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  • Batman: The Killing Joke

    Batman: The Killing Joke 2016

    Watched 29 Jul, 2016

    Yikes. The first half is shoddily-written 8th-grade-boy level "feminism" (read: unintentional yet cancerous misogyny) and the second half's voice direction is so terrible, it both wastes Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy and makes a mockery of Alan Moore's philosophically-bent dialogue, stripping its nuance and subtlety and attaching it to clunky animation.

    The Killing Joke is my favorite Batman comic. It also inspired the best adaptation of a Batman comic--of course, I'm referring to The Dark Knight. This, on the other…

  • Lights Out

    Lights Out 2016

    ★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2016

    Solid structure, trope subversions and effective scares can't frighten off some terrifyingly godawful dialogue.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Mar, 2016 11

    Chazelle. Gosling. Stone. Just one teensy-tinsy narrative sour note. And one hell of an ending.

    Y'all have no idea how hard your world is about to get rocked.

  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2012

    A classic. It's terrible in almost every way. But it's a classic.