• Pokémon: The Movie 2000

    Pokémon: The Movie 2000

    ★★★

    finally bought a crtv with built in VHS player and this was the first tape I had to pop in. the first half hour of this movie is such a good kids movie like it just has a bunch of pokemon on screen and there's barely any dialogue but it does such a good job with the visual storytelling and then the rest of the movie just kinda completely does away with all that and ruins it with a bunch…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★½

    I didn't like it all that much but I think rob zombie was probably sitting there while making this movie actively hoping people like me weren't going to like it. there's some moments but overall it's just a little too stupid and not in the way I want it to be.

    (also lol at rob zombie being credited as music director as if we couldn't guess. this is basically just like a slightly more niche horror version of the snydercut)

  • Angel's Egg

    Angel's Egg

    ★★★★

    really good art! couldn't believe it was over when it was over though. felt like the plot was a little too underbaked but I like what it's doing aesthetically. it's funny to see this kind of slower paced thing being translated to anime, it works for the most part but there's a couple moments where you're like "okay the animators went home early that day". good stuff though!

  • Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

    Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

    ★★★★

    it's fun to watch this and be like "oh my god! how relatable to what it's like to be in a band!" and then a scene with lars' kids in it plays and you remember that these man children literally have children of their own. honestly super entertaining even not being a super fan of metallica. that scene with dave mustaine was fucking wild.

  • Office Space

    Office Space

    ★★★½

    surprisingly still very funny. mike judge is one of my favorite comedians from his era. I wrote a script in my screenwriting class last semester that was basically a ripoff of this but that's okay.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★½

    it's silly and has some great practical effects. what more do you really need? definitely my favorite thing I've seen from wes craven this far. honestly more excited for the later entries in this series. better than a lot of the slasher movies I've seen. classic for a reason

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    this was an absolutely terrible movie. like it's everything you joke about when you talk about a modernized reboot of a classic series. so incredibly out of touch and cheap. what a stupid ending. praying this doesn't get a sequel but it'll probably get 5.

  • Half Baked

    Half Baked

    ★★★

    I mean it's a stoner comedy how critical can you really get? it does the job pretty well. I've certainly seen less funny movies. maybe not my absolute favorite but a fun watch.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    very good movie. incredibly brutal. got chills so many times in the theater but also wondering if they put it at that temperature for that reason. only real complaint is that the love plot isn't exactly that well played out but other than that yeah this was pretty fucking good. also ethan hawke I love you man but that accent was god fucking awful

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★★

    saw at ifc with gaspar noe in person. while the themes definitely aren't subtle (it's still a gaspar noe movie after all) it itches that verite scratch that I'm always looking for in a good noe movie. hearing him talk about the filmmaking process definitely made me appreciate it more but not in a way that I feel like I'm biased towards it. certain plotlines go to places that I'm not necessarily sure they needed to (one scene in particular…

  • Sink or Swim

    Sink or Swim

    almost unbearably personal. I cannot imagine how much thought must have gone into deciding to make a film about these experiences. some truly painful moments. manages to turn it all into something beautiful, that almost makes it make sense.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★½

    I dunno this kinda sucked. and not even just cause I'm pretty sick of the Wes Anderson Formula at this point (which I am). just feels like kind of a weak premise and strangely executed. hate any movie that gets quirky with the aspect ratio. also a lotta dialogue here that makes you go 'wow wes anderson is fifty years old'. do a horror movie bro! or at least something with a slightly different tone? I'm starting to be convinced his whole filmography is just an extended anthology series.