• Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★

    Just like in real life, everyone in Heat is desperately grasping at epiphanies but failing to ever hold onto them. Only in small, comfortable moments are we able to reach these short-lived epiphanies before they echo out of earshot like a gunshot reverberation whistling through the night air. The ones we truly love will only see our love when it is most needed and when we are in intimately unstable and vulnerable moments before succumbing to life’s tumult once again.

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    The Cranes Are Flying

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A beautiful looking movie, but the characters make far too many irrational decisions for me to feel a large amount of sympathy for them. Boris volunteers for the army, so why should I feel like there is any sort of injustice when he dies? He knew the risks of war, his father told him right beforehand that some may die and Boris chose to not listen. Veronika had plenty of time to see Boris before he went to war, she…

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    Le Cercle Rouge

    ★★★★★

    While this movie doesn’t really resonate with me on a personal level, this is objectively one of the most perfect films I’ve ever seen. It’s dialogue is only used when needed, is the exact perfect length, uses so many interesting visuals to convey what the audience should remember, and is so subtle and suspenseful. The entire heist sequence alone is 30 minutes and contains exactly one line of dialogue only because there is no other way that piece of information…

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★★

    Not wanting to move on from someone you care about is relatable and so overwhelmingly sad. Jacques Demy is a genius and I definitely need to explore some of his other movies.

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street

    ★★★

    My name Jeff

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    I don’t fanboy out about many bad things, but the Matrix has always been an exception. I’ve loved every piece of Matrix media even if some of the later ones are more objectively bad. This film is glorious and I don’t care what anyone else says lol

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★

    Always a joy to show someone this movie who has never seen it before and it was my sister’s first rated R!

    (Not counting that time she accidentally watched The Shining 😬)

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★

    Great fan service, lacking story in my opinion. Definitely not worth a spot in the top narrative features on this app, but it was good.

  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★

    Just watch Edward Watermelon Hands on YouTube tbh

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Just gorgeous. It’s all the good things you’ve heard and more. A perfect prologue to a much bigger adventure. This is the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings of our generation dialed up to a slow, methodical, psychedelic degree. This is Dune.

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    ★★★★

    “What’s this war in the heart of nature?”

    Been very busy lately so I haven’t had time to watch too much, but a rewatch of The Thin Red Line is always welcome. Still one of the best war, anti-war, and anti-anti war films of all time.

  • Runaway

    Runaway

    ★★★★

    “The plan was to drink until the pain over/
    But what’s worse, the pain or the hangover?”

    Epic and heartbreaking in every way. Just started getting interested in Kanye’s music recently and this short film to accompany My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is so fresh and inventive. Guess I just gotta wait for Donda now like everybody else 😩