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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    As a parent of an infant, this scared the hell out of me. 

    Don’t worry if you don’t have kids. It’ll scare the hell out of you, too.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    You’re trying to tell me that the hero of the world, the creator of OASIS, his favorite Goldeneye setup was Oddjob on Slappers Only? You know what that tells me? He’s a psychopath. Fuck that guy. 
    Also, New King Kong and Bay Ninja Turtles? Bullshit. 
    Also this movie has nebulous stakes and poor world building.

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★

    This film was so intense that it almost sent my wife into early labor.

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★½

    This film is fine in the way that all Marvel films are fine. Coogler gets more of his themes into the narrative than most other Marvel directors manage, which works in its favor, but his action set pieces are mostly incomprehensible. The movie feels like four acts from different, more interesting films it could have been—riffs on James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Malcolm X. It’s a melange of interesting ideas that never amounts to more…