• Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    My cheeks hurt from smiling when I watch this movie.

  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    ★★★★½

    This is like a really great magic trick. And surprisingly insightful and relevant commentary, too?

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    “The boy is a literal Nazi.”

    “He’s an alt-right troll dipshit.”

    “Kids today with the internet, it’s amazing.”

    this is my new favorite autumn movie. it’s such a compassionate, witty, self-aware and yet earnest blockbuster that just gets better and more quotable with age. Steve Yedlin is king and Rian Johnson is...well, also king

  • Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man

    ★★★★½

    Unironically the best movie of the year so far...and one of the most aesthetically energetic and creative documentaries I’ve ever seen, period. It’s always so difficult to meaningfully document internet culture in a different medium, because a) it’s hard to visualize digital trends and cultures that are largely abstract/conceptual, and b) the forms of those trends are continually changing with every whim. This doc, though, manages to tackle a startling evolution of one meme overtime in a way that is…

  • The Plumber

    The Plumber

    Go watch my buddy Alex's new short film! It's legendary stuff, and some of the best lighting/scoring/acting you'll see on Youtube.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Car0jRHBE

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    ★★★★½

    I’m convinced that this is the most artistically admirable installment of the Hunger Games series, and also — dare I say it? — one of the most faithful and soulful YA adaptions to date. It’s so rare to see an action blockbuster for teens that feels closer to an indie than a studio product; the budget here was only $78 million, and so much of the film was shot on location (and on film) that it often feels smaller and…

  • American Gospel: Christ Alone

    American Gospel: Christ Alone

    ★★

    The fundamental purpose of this documentary was to systematically dismantle the American Prosperity Gospel teachings coming from people like Joel Osteen and demonstrate how they have twisted the fundamental truths of The Bible to suit the American individualist dream — which is a mission statement I can totally get behind. The only problem, for me, was that for a film about critiquing the so-called American Gospel, it was excruciating to see that the pool of interview subjects consists almost exclusively…

  • Enola Holmes

    Enola Holmes

    ★★★

    I do not, for one fleeting moment, believe Henry Cavill is the smartest man in the world

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★★

    Watched this with my family, who couldn't stop commenting on how "ugh, Ethan Hawke is so annoying" but that kinda feels like the point to me? The authenticity of these characters and this relationship is one of the things that makes the movie so magical; neither of them is perfect, both of them have varying levels of immaturity and awkwardness, and yet it all feels unequivocally real. Anyway, masterpiece. Again. It's rare to see a simple, non-sci-fi and non-high-concept movie…

  • J.E.S.U.S.A.

    J.E.S.U.S.A.

    ★★★★

    Highly recommend this documentary about the way American Nationalism and “just war theory” have invaded and twisted the western evangelical church. The presentation here is remarkably fair to every side of the issue, while still managing to pursue the truth and drive home one clear point: no matter how you square it, Jesus was a pacifist.

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    One of the most amazing things about Hayao Miyazaki's movies is that it's often the simplest ones that grow deeper every time you watch them. My Neighbor Totoro is undoubtedly Miyazaki's most uncomplicated story, but it's also probably his least straightforward. I'm still finding little elements of depth and rich character every time.

  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★★★

    Watched it with the lady this morning to celebrate releasing our video. Bawled my eyes out and used all the tissues.

    Shamless plug, but if ya like this movie, you might like our new short film.