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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Apr, 2016

    Somehow, for some reason, I still tear up at all the right moments. Still laugh at all the jokes. Still gasp at all the twists I saw coming even the first time around. And that's just the way it should be.

    Like millions of other humans, on the day I first saw Attack of the Clones--in that little movie theater in suburban Baltimore with my buddy Daniel and his nerdy dad--I fell in love with Star Wars. I was eight.…

  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi 1983

    ★★★★ Rewatched 30 Apr, 2016

    Perfect climax.

    Everyone talks about how Force Awakens rips off the structure of New Hope. First of all, every good movie uses the same structural template. Second of all, this rips off New Hope just as much, if not more. And that's not a bad thing at all.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Mar, 2016 7

    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.