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  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★

    I had a lot of thoughts on this film, but trying to process them has turned my brain to spaghetti.

    The first half is basically a commercial, and gave me physical pain to witness. The second half is fine, once the name-dropping gives way to a fairly formulaic generic Disney plot.

    It's chock full of product placement, especially for Disney-owned properties, and the self-referential revisionist Disney shtick is slammed over your head mercilessly and tastelessly.

    The animation was superb, though,…

  • Fritz the Cat

    Fritz the Cat

    The cops are actual pigs, get it? Ha HA!

    For real though, this is a really interesting satire, despite its simplicity. It's dripping with cynicism and has nothing but contempt for everyone except the victims of the cultural crossfire between right and left, and does a pretty effective job of showing that extremist fundementalism and reactionary bohemian counterculturalism are both equally specious and destructively disingenious ways of life.

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  • Getting There

    Getting There

    There's a character named Toast who can't stop eating, but for some reason he can't stop making other people's food wet either. Furthermore, I have yet to encounter anybody who actually chants the initials of "hot sauce," but when I do I will update this review.

    EDIT 4/2/2017: I have encountered someone who chants the initials of "hot sauce."

  • Life Itself

    Life Itself

    ★½

    This film left me with a LOT of feelings to process (and none of them are ones intended by the film). I went in expecting something cheesy and saccharine, but I was hoping to find something enjoyable. Instead, I had to endure a plodding, juvenile, pretentious mess of a narrative that was so proud of its contrived twists that it often forgot to tell a meaningful story.

    Honestly, I was surprised this movie left me with any kind of impression…