• Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    ★★★★★

    god I love this movie

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    TBD post embargo!

  • Deadly Illusions

    Deadly Illusions

    ½

    watched this the day after seeing Saving Private Ryan for the first time :’)

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★½

    I have many complicated feelings, but Swankie stole my heart and I hope she gets everything she wants from life.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★½

    Holy shit. 

    Almost gave this five stars based on the use of Paris Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind” alone.


    Incredible script. 10/10 performance from Mulligan.

  • Recovery

    Recovery

    ★★★½

    I had fun!

  • The Fallout

    The Fallout

    ★★★★½

    Fuck. I think I’m still crying.

    First off, give Jenna Ortega all of the awards and praise for this performance. She was so so good. I’ve seen/liked her in smaller parts here and there, but this was such a strong part that I’m excited to see what she does next.

    Second, there’s nothing that takes me out of a high school movie faster than unrealistic dialogue or references that are trying too hard. Thank god this movie didn’t do either…

  • Language Lessons

    Language Lessons

    ★★★★

    A sweet movie that stands out from the (mostly) uninventive string of zoom romcoms by having nothing to do with covid and focusing on a friendship. Love Natalie Morales ❤️

  • Violet

    Violet

    ★★★½

    Honest and stylized movie that’s a pretty accurate portrayal of anxiety/the nagging voice inside your head. Olivia Munn did a great job, but overall it was missing something.

  • Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil

    Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil

    ★★★★

    Demi has been through more trauma and pain before 28 than most people experience in a lifetime. I’m so impressed with her honesty and vulnerability here, especially because she doesn’t owe it to anyone to explain her struggle with addiction or to let us in on her path to recovery. A very intense, really well done portrait of one of the most talented pop stars of our time.

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★

    Honestly glad that I watched The Trial of the Chicago 7 first, because this was an infinitely better, visually stunning and visceral look at Chicago in the late sixties—one that didn’t spoon-feed truths about the cruelty and corruption of the American government to its viewers with monologues.

    Also, while Sorkin usually struggles to find meaningful roles for women, Judas and the Black Messiah has a wonderfully complex character in Dominique Fishback’s Deborah, who matches Kaluuya’s strength and challenges him with her tenderness. 

    The…

  • Moxie

    Moxie

    ★★½

    cons:

    -there was absolutely no reason for Vivian to be the main character. 
    -Lucy and Claudia had much more complex  storylines and got sidelined
    -it felt like several of the side characters were given a line or two just to cross off a diversity box with no follow up
    -five minutes before the end of the movie they bring up a huge storyline that they never actually wrap up???

    pros:

    -Alycia Pascual-Peña and Lauren Tsai were great
    -It wasn’t good, but it was fun to watch 
    -Moxie is just a great word