• CODA

    CODA

    ★★★½

    Every film could be improved by adding Eugenio Derbez to the cast.

  • Mona Lisa Smile

    Mona Lisa Smile

    ★★★

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Kirsten Dunst does her best work when she’s playing a snotty brat.

  • What We Leave Behind

    What We Leave Behind

    ★★★★½

    This story really hit home. Iliana Sosa pulls off something so special here, and I loved it with my whole heart. 

    From my review

    “In Sosa’s film, I saw the final year of my grandfather’s life. Like Julián, he was a strong-willed Mexican man who was always better prepared for his own death than the rest of us. Seeing Julián on his deathbed, I bristled at first, not only because it brought up painful memories, but because it felt like…

  • X

    X

    ★★★½

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

    You know you’re in for some shit when someone in a horror movie says, “Sheriff, I think you’re gonna want to see this…”

    Ti West made Old, but scarier, funnier, and much hornier.

  • Under the Influence

    Under the Influence

    ★★★½

    like watching a slow motion car crash

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

    This is the exact type of movie Cameron Diaz would have cut the trailer for in The Holiday (ie: absolutely batshit, but in a good way). 

    It might not be unpredictable, but it’s fun as hell. Nic Cage is the perfect actor with the perfect filmography to build a meta action comedy around, and Pedro Pascal’s energy is just infectious and a blast to watch.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Holy shit. 

    A story that begins with a tax audit and morphs into something so unexpectedly deranged and complex that, 36 hours later, I’m still wondering how I was laughing at hot dog fingers and butt plugs one minute and sobbing like a baby the next.

    It was a wild ride that I never wanted to end. Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, and Ke Huy Quan anchor the insanity, and ultimately sell us on an achingly real family love story. 

    Quan…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    I know some people think it’s cheesy to hear a grown man earnestly say things like “I’m vengeance” in a gritty voice but to those people I say this: do you really think a mega-rich, deeply traumatized orphan boy wouldn’t say wildly out of touch things like that?? He’s walking through Gotham in a cape!! With bat ears!! Just staring and frowning!!

  • Kimi

    Kimi

    ★★★

    a good popcorn movie! but also, as a fan of the stuck-at-home thriller genre… I desperately need filmmakers to find a new reason that their main character can’t leave the house. I can’t to another hand sanitizer routine reveal 😩

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★½

    great gowns, beautiful gowns

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★

    This movie made me feel insane… like, at one point, I started to wonder if I was having some kind of psychological break in the theater. Don’t get me wrong, I love 70s California, and I’m all for a coming of age, meandering story that prioritizes vibes over actual plot, but there were so many awkward and distracting elements, I wondered how anyone was enjoying this. 

    To start with the obvious, there’s the age gap. It was impossible for me…

  • I Want You Back

    I Want You Back

    ★★★

    absolutely no notes for manny jacinto