• The Curse

    The Curse

    Cannot recommend this enough. Don’t care if it’s not a film.

  • Wonka

    Wonka

    ★★½

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

    Anyone else think the songs in this are pretty awful and you really feel it when we get to Pure Imagination at the end.

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    The shot at the end of the movie where Hans Gruber is falling from the building and looking up at the camera is not only the best shot in this film but it’s also the best shot in the third film, as well.

  • Promised Land

    Promised Land

    ★★★½

    Extra half a star for The Milk Carton Kids soundtrack.
    This might be preachy but I think the performances throughout are pretty solid and carry the shakey (at times) script.

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★★½

    Aside from the gay panic jokes at the motel, this movie is flawless and a great yearly rewatch around Thanksgiving time.

    I also find it fascinating that they were willing to gamble and go from a PG rating to an R rating with just one scene. And it works because that scene is so great.

  • The Last Waltz

    The Last Waltz

    ★★★★★

    I want to hang out with Joni Mitchell behind the stage where she occasionally sings back up. 

    A welcome Thanksgiving day tradition.

  • Dutch

    Dutch

    ★★★★

    I wish Al Bundy had made more movies in the 90s.

  • The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator

    ★½

    Bryan Cranston smashes a waiters head into an anniversary cake.

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★

    Kaluuya is great, per usual but this is pretty bad movie with a few good performances in it. Reminded me a lot of Godfather of Harlem, where it is entertaining but cheesy and not really living up to the seriousness of the material it is trying to present. I sat on this one for a while because other than the Kaluuya performance, people have seemed to forget about this one. I can definitely see why.

  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    ★½

    A big nothing of a film. Soulless and bland. Not good and not really bad. It just is.

  • The Sunchaser

    The Sunchaser

    ★★★½

    Cimino might have been a maniac and destroyed his own career every chance he could get but god damn are his films other than Deer Hunter (which is also excellent) due for a reappraisal. 
    I came into this blind and was pleasantly surprised at how this film started as one thing and ended as another. 
    A little overlong but good film I didn’t even know existed prior to stumbling onto it on Hulu.

  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    ★★★

    Decent little horror flick that mixes courtroom procedurals with some scares. Not bad but I remember liking it a lot more. Also, probably not fair to watch The Exorcist before watching this one. Kind of pales in comparison.