• La La Land

    La La Land

    I’ve finally seen it and all I can think is that I’d probably do the same as Sebastian. It’s a fun ride, but I did not find it as upsetting or amazing as others seem to.

  • I Feel Pretty

    I Feel Pretty

    Is this groundbreaking? No, but it’s sweet, cute, and enjoyable to watch with my wife.

  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    First time watching with my wife. I loved it. She did not care for me singing along.

  • World Trade Center

    World Trade Center

    Powerful story powerfully told.

  • Hercules

    Hercules

    ★★★★½

    Not as good as I remember, but my wife has never seen it so she picked it out and we watched.

  • John Mulaney: New in Town

    John Mulaney: New in Town

    ★★★

    Mulaney’s delivery lacks here, but he is still great and has grown a lot since then.

  • Straight Up

    Straight Up

    I find myself fascinated by the hyper intelligent and yet socially inept caricature. This film has that in both of its main characters and as someone who has those elements (melancholy, social ineptitude, pretentiousness and lack of self awareness) this film was delightfully funny and relatable. The dialogue is wickedly funny and intelligent, the ideas fascinating and relatable, and the film overall is just wonderful. The ending is a little vague (though not in a bad way), though there is…

  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

    John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

    It’s such a joy to laugh with my wife. It’s also funny how similar I am to Mulaney, except he’s successful and I’m unemployed.

  • Morning Glory

    Morning Glory

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

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. In one sense, it’s fun to see the inside of a newsroom as someone who worked for a short time as a newspaper reporter. The themes around news vs entertainment are interesting (though as a fan of Neil Postman I’m not sure of the answer this film lands on). 
    In another sense, though, the film feels a little off in the sense that McAdams’ character gives up on her dreams because Ford’s…

  • Soul Surfer

    Soul Surfer

    My wife threw this on as background noise. I hadn’t seen it since the theatre and it has its flaws, but it is still enjoyable and a well told story.

  • The Lovebirds

    The Lovebirds

    Weird tonally, reminiscent of Eyes Wide Shut, but very funny in moments and legitimately tense in others. A fun way to end an impromptu movie night with my wife.

  • The Founder

    The Founder

    I don’t know what to say about this except I kind of want to watch Parks & Recreation. For the emotional support and for some Ron Swanson.