• Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    This movie is incredible with so many good bits; crying from laughter at multiple spots. I highly recommended rewatching-- recognizing new throughlines and jokes even on the third time through. One of the best of 2021!

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    I love how goofy Charlie's house looks and how dark some of those action sequences are. Like these kids are just getting decimated and tortured and everyone just watches? Unhinged.

  • Pig

    Pig

    Deliberately slow pacing with rewarding emotional payoffs. I love how art house films like this are so easy to access nowadays.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    Poetic storytelling with a beautiful and unique score underneath. Magnificent landscape shots and excellent sounding dialogue. Best of the year for me, absolutely. Would have loved to see this in a theater.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    I like checking in on what's going on in Marvel every now and then and No Way Home is one of the most accessible stories I've seen without any context from the countless other entries in the timeline. It's a legitimately fun ride, especially in Dolby Cinema. A movie like this was imaginable in concept even ten or fifteen years ago, so seeing something with so much leading up to it and it paying off in spades was very satisfying.

    See this on the big screen before inevitably getting spoiled on social media... and wear your mask!

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    Excellent craftsmanship used on the least interesting characters on the block. Hard pass for me. 😕

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    every headline about this movie says it's bad? who even cares anymore, I had fun

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    This and The Shape of Water prove that Del Toro can absolutely helm a Bioshock movie, whether it be of the era in Rapture or Columbia.

    But yeah, I'm in agreeance with the average on this one; it's good. I mostly don't enjoy Bradley Cooper in leading roles, and this movie as a whole felt a little long. Luckily, the aesthetics are exquisite-- Cate Blanchett's office with that sleek audio recorder that rolls out from the wall, and that gorgeous…

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    PG? this movie has a body count

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    Thankful I was finally able to see one of my all-time favorites screened. The compositions take on heavier meaning when the image is blown up that big. And hearing that score cranked up... this film finds a way to seep into your soul.

    @ Gene Siskel Film Center followed by pre-recorded Q&A between DOCOMOMO & director Kogonada

  • Venom

    Venom

    How in the world is some of the violence in this movie considered PG-13???

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    Miller & Lord strike again (through producing roles)! How I wish to have been immersed in another Sony Pictures animation sound mix, but my system at home straight up cannot keep up or do it justice. A flat screen with a sound bar is not enough for something like this!