• The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of MacBeth is astonishing. A masterclass in how to frame and shoot with some truly awe inspiring set designs. The boxy 1.37:1 aspect ratio works really well to create a claustrophobic atmosphere that really immerses you in the head spaces of its characters. Great performances from the whole cast. Denzel is electric, handling both the bombast and interiority of MacBeth as only he can. Kathryn Hunter is haunting as the trio of witches and McDormand is…

  • Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

    Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

    Shame this isn’t available anywhere outside of its short time on Mubi. Would be running this in 4K 24/7.

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    One of the sweetest most sincere things I’ve seen in a long while.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    β€œHe's so good. He's smart, and he's soΒ weird. He's older, and he's funny, and I don'tΒ know. He's a whole little person.”

    Phoenix is phenomenal and Mills gets such a natural performance out of young Woody Norman that the film wouldn’t work without. Just one of those films that has such a nuanced, tender perspective on the joys and trials of parenthood and a way of putting them on screen that feels very lived in and raw. Watched this with my wife and we both fell for it pretty hard.

  • Copshop

    Copshop

    Always in the bag for a dirtbag Gerard Butler action flick. Easily one of my favorite sub-genres.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    Simu Liu has the charisma of a wet paper bag, but he puts in the work physically (wish they game him more room to show it off) and pairing him with Akwafina is a smart move. Was enjoying the first half of this where it feels more intimate with seedy underworlds and family drama (Tony Leung does a lot of heavy lifting), but when we get to Ta Lo and it all opens up and shifts to world altering stakes…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    Reika Kirishima gives this mammoth performance in the first 30 minutes that hangs over the remainder of the film like a specter. Truly phenomenal stuff.

  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    β€œBroken people save broken people.”

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    β€œF*ck off, teenagers!”

    Reckless abandon of youth. Always running. Always hustling.

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    Mikey Saber is a shoo-in for dirtbag of the year.

    Vibed with this one way more than I thought I would. Baker has such an empathetic lens to capture his complex characters. Simon Rex is easily one of the best performances of the year.

  • Loki

    Loki

    I was giddy watching Loki and Mobius having a debate about classical theism in relation to the time keepers and I pretty much never expected anything like that from a Disney owned marvel production. Also really appreciated this one ending with just three people sitting around a table talking for thirty minutes, instead of heading to CGI goop land for uninspired big set pieces.

    This one constantly surprised me. One of the best things to come out of Marvel in years

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    Not a single person suggests sending a crew of roughneckers into space to drill into the comet’s surface to insert a nuke.

    I actually laughed a few times, but this is so drawn out and continues the trend McKay started in Vice where he treats his viewers like idiots who need to be scolded. Feels like it’s entirely made for coastal elites who post #VoteBlue under social media posts and think they’re making a difference.