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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Much more than one could hope for from what felt like at the onset of discussion an unnecessary sequel to a cult classic. It’s so much better than what we deserve. It’s smart. It’s sexy. It’s thrilling. It’s gorgeous.

    It builds upon ideas and world building set out in the original and brings on whole new ideas. It’s so very firm in footing as it perfectly establishes itself as it’s own as well as paying homage to the original.

    I…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Nolan captured the palpable suffocating dread of war so well in the faces of all these young men. I was completely captivated by this film, to the point I felt my arms getting tired before I realized how hard I was hugging this pillow on top of me. More intense and terrifying than any horror film in recent memory. 

    The Zimmer score is brilliant and the pacing was outstanding. The narrative choices felt cohesive and welcomed as the battle unfolds…

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ½

    I went in with the best of intentions. I "liked" each of the previous Jurassic Park films. I did not expect anything groundbreaking - just some dinosaur fun. That's all I really wanted - just some fun... I hated Jurassic World.

    I'm saying all of this below as soberly and as calmly as I can - I really wanted to like this movie - I really wanted to give it a better rating - but as I think about it…

  • Pee-wee's Big Holiday

    Pee-wee's Big Holiday

    ★★★★½

    I'm so happy right now!

    You can't go back! Nostalgia is a trap!! Force Awakens was a fluke!! ... I know you are but what am I? ... AHHHH!!!

    I've been rooting for Paul Reubens for so long to get a chance at another movie!! I've read interviews where he said he had plans but they would always fall through... but he finally got it!! And he fucking nailed it!!!

    Pee-wee's commute to work! Pee-wee's still the breakfast king! All…