• Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★★★

    Haven’t seen this in a few years. I like it even more now that I’ve finally seen the stage musical. Lighting design is aces!  

    Zeta-Jones is just so damn magnetic. Also, Richard Gere having fun is always good in my books.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    It just never gets old

  • The New World

    The New World

    Watched the 135-minute 2006 DVD release. That cut is definitely lacking in some Malick-ness, particularly in the middle stretch. It should have been from Pocahontas’ view throughout, IMO. Beginning and end are the highlights, and James Horner rocks the freaking house with his score. 

    I have no idea if I like this movie or not. In immediate retrospect, I feel light and airy, but I feel like if I think too hard about it I may start to lose that.…

  • Stranger Than Fiction

    Stranger Than Fiction

    ★★★

    A few observations:

    -Will Ferrell is way less threatening to me in dramatic roles than comedic ones. 

    -Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character is dumbed down so bad over the course of the movie. That said, she is a great actress and I have a newfound urge to watch Secretary. 

    -oh boy, another movie that uses the piece “On the Nature of Daylight” during a supposedly pivotal scene  and doesn’t remotely deserve it. At least the original score was good.

    -Hey! It’s the…

  • Oslo, August 31st

    Oslo, August 31st

    ★★★★

    Not at all happy, but not a draining experience either. Hard to find depressive movies that pay so much attention to character detail and hint at what may be beneath the surface without breaking the trance. Oslo is alive, despite it all. 

    Love the kind of narration that keeps that vague sound of people talking in the background. Itches my brain. I am a Joachim Trier enjoyer.

  • Postcards from the Edge

    Postcards from the Edge

    ★★★

    Officially joining the Richard Dreyfuss Is Hot club

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★½

    Do you ever have those kinds of movie experiences where you’re so in tune to the person next to you’s emotions that you’re laughing and crying at the exact same things? 

    I’ve had it once before with my mom at A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. 

    I had it today with Kenta during Marcel the Shell.

    Poignant would be the operative word. I also just feel overwhelmed with gratitude by my own sense of community. 

    Wishing everyone the best.

  • She's the Man

    She's the Man

    Watched the supercut version (as in my disc that was purchased back in 2006 was scratched and as a result I missed like 25 minutes)


    What a wonder this movie would be if it was rated R and every character was openly bisexual

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    The People (Eater) vs. O.J. 


    Good-ass soundtrack! Keke Palmer! What more can you ask for in a movie!

  • Aruna & Her Palate

    Aruna & Her Palate

    ★★★

    If this movie was 80 minutes long and just about food and dead birds it would be perfect 

    Unfortunately the main love interest lacked um, how do you say, any compelling traits?? Aruna could’ve done way better. And so could’ve her sexy cook friend. 

    Indonesian food looks YEAHHH 🤪🤤🤤🤤🤤 though I’m abt to whip up some culinary magic in my kitchen. If anything I took from this movie it’s my excellent recipe notes

  • California Split

    California Split

    ★★★½

    Uncut Gems for rustic gays

  • SubUrbia

    SubUrbia

    ★★★

    Enjoyed the angsty first 90 minutes

    Did not enjoy whatever the fuck they thought they were saying with the last 30 


    It is worthwhile, however, for the committed, batshit performance of Mr. Steve “How do you like orgasms?!?!?” Zahn