• Resurrection

    Resurrection

    ★★½

    It’s well acted…

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    All That Jazz certainly wasn’t what I expected it to be. I had zero familiarity with Bob Fosse, outside of an episode of Fosse/Verdon (2019) which definitely didn’t prepare me for this. It’s certainly unlike any other musical I’ve seen.

    I’ll admit going into it, I was skeptical about the casting of Roy Scheider in a musical. After watching the film, I can say I most definitely would’ve liked it more had Richard Dreyfuss not passed on the role. I’m…

  • Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot

    Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot

    ★★★★½

    It’s been a few years since I’ve seen Ivan the Terrible Part I. I wanna say like maybe five years? At any rate, I was worried going into Part II because I wasn’t sure how much I could remember of the first and I didn’t want to be lost. No worries here though, as Part II is easily digestible without even seeing the first.

    What I do remember from Part I is the jaw-dropping cinematography, which is on full display…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★½

    If you like the first one I guess you’ll like this? It’s pretty much the exact same movie.

    Seriously, I see people talking shit about Jurassic World saying it threw too much stuff in just because it was in the original. But what the hell? This one is almost the exact same movie, down to the songs on the piano, the cheesy love scene, the sweaty beach sports, and the same soundtrack.

    To paraphrase Iceman, “Maverick, it’s time for you to move on.”

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★

    For a movie allegedly made in 1986, the lack of one-liners really bummed me out.

    It was a pretty fun time with my son though, so it accomplishes all I really ask.

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★

    I know commenting on the logic in a dinosaur film is silly, but goddammit if these characters don’t make the most illogical flabbergasting decisions in this movie.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

    I love it when my son chooses a movie based on my childhood and it isn’t absolute horse shit.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    Holy Alexander Skarsgård. Eric Northman, he is not. I’m pretty sure this is the most badass movie since Gladiator.

    Side note: I did genealogy in preparation to see if I am related to Amleth, so I could cheer “Yeahh!!! Get him grand-grand-grand…father!!” Turns out, I’m actually related to someone who was killed by Amleth.

    *sigh*

    BUT I am pleased to note he is not in the film, so I didn’t have to yell, “Noooo, Amleth!!!! Please don’t kill my grand-grand-grand…father!!!”

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

    Now I want a movie where Nic Cage plays Nick Cave scoring the movie where Nick Cave happens to play Nick Cage acting in the movie about Nic Cave writing the score to the next Nic Cage movie.

  • The Poughkeepsie Tapes

    The Poughkeepsie Tapes

    ★½

    At a certain point an FBI instructor pauses a video he’s showing a class who seems to find the video distasteful and looks a them almost with pride and says, “yeah. I know.” Thing is, if these are people getting into this as a profession, the clip they saw wasn’t really anywhere close to being worthy of “ohhhh shit! We better stop it here so nobody tosses their cookies all over the classroom! We don’t want our students having night terrors about class!!!”

    This movie is basically that one clip. People losing their shit over something that was run of the mill “meh.”

  • Masters Of The Gridiron

    Masters Of The Gridiron

    ★★★★★

    It's time we get a sequel

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I laughed. I cried. I fell in love.