• Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • Buzzard

    Buzzard

    ★★

    Second half definitely a lot better than the first. I appreciate it's adherence to making a movie about the worst guy of all time, but even I have my limits. I'm sure this really hits hard with gen-x'ers who knew people like this who work at Circle K now. Feels like if this came out in the 90's there would be Marty cutouts at every record store in the country

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    ★★★★½

    On an rewatch, this has to a Jesus story, parable, right?

    Frank is the man forced to suffer, to save those around him, and reckon that some of them just aren’t meant to be saved. A manifestation of salvation, being given orders by a nameless man in the ether, who in this case, is voiced by the literal god of this world, none other than Marty himself. The white light at the end is him rising, after his third day…

  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★½

    PAINFULLY fucking based. Schrader is just about the most hit or miss director of all time, but when he hits, he fucking slaps

  • The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    ★★★★½

    No one has ever looked cooler than 70’s Elliot Gould

  • Frownland

    Frownland

    ★★★★★

    Film as a torture device. Never before have I seen a movie so pointedly annoying, and the visceral reaction I had to it was truly one of a kind. It's a cinematic exploration of social anxiety so raw and unflinching in its depiction that I literally felt I was going to puke by the end. I can't speak to the moment to moment quality of the movie itself, but something that can illicit this harsh a reaction from me is nothing short of a masterpiece, and it's clear that Bronstein's tendencies are a key ingredient in the Safdie's success.

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★★

    Hard to say there's been a movie that's inspired me more than this. It was the film that made me realize that getting out there and making a movie was a lot easier than I initially realized, and it's because of this film that I'm currently sitting here editing my very first feature film.

    Thanks, Jimothy. Here's hoping I can thank you in person one day

  • Nope

    Nope

    Peele evokes Carpenter and Spielberg in equal measures, crafting a horrifying blockbuster that gets audiences to use their imagination for the first time in years. Still feels messy at times, but whereas "Us" fumbled the ball with its singular idea, "Nope" fumbles it with three or four, giving it extra points for ambition. Kaluuya is quickly becoming the Russel to Peele's Carpenter, and here's hoping that Keke Palmer shows up in more movies, because she was great.

    Overall, more hits than misses and its nice to see a director firing on all cylinders, especially in the horror space. Just a good time at the movies.

  • Hell House LLC
  • Man Push Cart

    Man Push Cart

    ★★★½

    Watched with director commentary 

  • M.F.A.

    M.F.A.

    Francesca Eastwood is a good actress

  • Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man

    ★★★★

    Being obsessed with Fight Club as a teen, I've always been fascinated by the complicated process in which a piece of art is hijacked by those who horribly misunderstand it. This is a documentary that explores exactly that, and my god is it horrifying.