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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★½

    Jesus

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★½

    The toy villains in Toy Story always have some abandonment issues, but Gabby in TS4 is the most tragic to date. She’s more of an antagonist, not villainous at all. It’s hard to top TS3’s heavy climax, but the love runs deeper in Toy Story 4.


    Pixar somehow made a satisfying story after the seemingly definitive conclusion of Toy Story 3. I really love this one.

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  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    ★★½

    Your first reaction to a Jumanji remake is probably “this is a terrible crash-grab just like all rest”. Yes, this movie is bad, but probably not in the way you think.


    There is a good film (maybe a pop-culture-conscious teen Indiana Jones) buried in this serviceable-at-best popcorn flick. Welcome to the Jungle is full of promising elements that never quite stuck the ending. I like the self-conscious meta-commentary on video games, the action potential made possible by virtual settings, the…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    how can a movie be allowed to be this good?