• Bad Trip

    Bad Trip

    ★★★

    I will never look at Chinese Fingercuffs the same way ever again 👉👈

  • Modern Romance

    Modern Romance

    ★★★½

    I had this girlfriend for awhile, while I was in high school, who, for the most part, was pretty good to me. She would talk to me late into the night, she brought me soup when I was sick, she tried hard to befriend my mom and sister and she was the only girl I ever met that, not only had a poster for Brian DePalma’s Scarface in her room but actually watched and enjoyed the 1932 version with me.…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    What fascinates me most about this movie (other than I love seeing films that get restored to their original vision - shout out Once Upon A Time in America) is what came before it. It’s creators Objectivist point of view (not a good or bad thing, it’s just a philosophy that seems to permeate throughout Snyder’s filmography), it’s predecessor’s ugly nihilistic underpinnings and, most of all, the somewhat toxic (but effective) fan base that lobbied for this original vision for…

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★

    Half a Whedon movie and half a Snyder movie equals one big fucking mess. These two filmmakers are hit-or-miss to begin with, so having one filmmakers vision distorted by another’s wonky hand isn’t just terrible for the viewer as much as it is embarrassing to it’s talent. I wish much better for both men in the future.

    Well, except Joss Whedon because apparently he’s an insufferable prick. I’d rather cool out with Mr. Ayn Rand fan then deal with Mister Touchy Feely. Buffy is overrated fuck you im out dont @ me!

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

    A few months ago, the girlfriend and I took a vacation to celebrate the coming of our first child (we figured we probably wouldn’t get another chance at a vacation, at least for awhile, so why not?).

    Over the course of a few days off, I read a fascinating book by Daniel Peretti titled, “Superman in Myth and Folklore.” Much of the book is dedicated to exploring how Superman appears in a wide range of genres and mediums to analyze…

  • Yes Day

    Yes Day

    ★★

    I don’t care enough to think about this one in any depth (I doubt the filmmakers did). Instant Family did this better and Jennifer Gardner was a whole lot more fun in 2018’s Peppermint.

  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★★

    Never doubt James Wan. The man took an absolutely silly character, upped the camp factor and made something really worthwhile. I felt immediately comfortable with the garish palette and tone which felt appropriate for this comic-book Poseidon. Reflections of modern social concerns carry strong currents under what is generally a fun, action oriented ride on the surface.

    At various points in this movie Jason Momoa, whom is in real life a mixed racial man (Hawaiian, German, Irish and Native American…

  • The Last Blockbuster

    The Last Blockbuster

    Imagine Kevin Smith explaining the wonders of a Blockbuster Video to you for two hours. If that sounds appealing to you than you will love this.

    I grew up with this and other physical media video stores so there was a nostalgic factor for me that was hard to deny. And I’m glad the business (as per the end of this movie) is still surviving. But honestly, who fucking cares?

  • Synchronic

    Synchronic

    Surprised at the amount of charitable reviews there are for this complete dud. Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie do what they can with flaccid material, so they are to be commended. That said, the dumb-as-rocks screenplay is a sour disappointment from two intelligent, promising filmmakers. Not only does the premise and storyline feel like it was derived by a bunch of teenage boys high on mushrooms but large stretches of dialogue center around characters talking about the themes and ideas…

  • Allen v. Farrow

    Allen v. Farrow

    ★★★★

    Aside from being a totally captivating from start to finish, Allen v Farrow is a complete success for it’s ability to elicit extreme emotions from those that view it. One look at the reviews on Letterbox’d would scare away even the most hard-minded critic from throwing their opinion around without a team of politically correct copy editors to pad-out any harsh criticism whatsoever. Well, since I was raised on a steady diet of Kurt Cobain and Tupac, I can’t muster…

  • kid 90

    kid 90

    ★★½

    While at times tender and honest, Soleil Moon Frye’s memoir of growing up in showbiz leans largely on your nostalgic affinity for drinking with boys and taking mushrooms to pass the time. For better or worse, the movie functions as a personal journal, structure and theme be damned. It’s touching at times, especially when dealing with the loss of Frye’s talented friends, but it doesn’t come together in any meaningful way beyond checking the boxes on a timeline. You’d be…

  • Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

    Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

    ★★

    Seriously, fuck everyone. Eat the rich? Really? Bitch, you hypocrites would suck Donny Trumps toes on “The Apprentice” for a chance to own a luxury apartment. Shove it up your self-righteous ass.

    Phew, with that out the way - does it surprise anyone that these slippery rich pricks pay the way for their boring, plastic children to slide right into the side door of these fancy ass colleges? I didn’t flinch. In fact, I was about as steady as Rick Singer while being hounded by the press. 

    Remember this, despite the transgressions of man, the cream will always rise to the top. Keep churning, mother fucker.