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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ½

    when billy eichner, one of the most annoying people in pop culture today, is one of the best parts of your film then something has gone horribly horribly wrong. a corporate fuck you to anyone who watches these things, this only serves as a glorified tech demo used to dupe audiences to thinking that this is in anyway impressive. for every single thing that looks good in this film, there are a thousand technical elements that are dumbed down from…

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    one of the biggest wastes of time i’ve ever had the displeasure of sitting through. an unoriginal corporate shitshow barely strung together with any hint of competence. i haven’t been this offended by a film in months. is this even a film, really, or is it just a massive fuck you disguised under a tech demo? does it really matter? i’m furious that i put precious time into this. i’m furious that i could have watched something that’s resemblant of…

  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★★★

    pretty sure this is the best film ever made. it’s embarrassing how many times they’ve adapted this since, without getting why this movie is so perfect. the musical and the show seems to devolve this films balanced mix of shock and social commentary into “teens do murder hahaha” which misses the entire point! anyway any movie that doesn’t have young winona ryder can fuck itself for all i care.

  • Mojave

    Mojave

    Sarah’s A24 Marathon: Week 1, Film 2

    A24 Ranked

    literally could not care less about anything happening in this film. a boring piece of film class pretentious bullshit about some tortured artists and split psyches. warning to any current or future screenwriters, watching Enemy and thinking “wow what if i did that but with the energy of a Max Landis script” probably isn’t a good idea. the only thing keeping this from a half star is that oscar isaac and…

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    Sarah’s A24 Marathon: Week 1, Film 1

    A24 Ranked

    before anyone asks, yes i am doing two separate A24 marathons at the same time. god help me.

    don’t think it’s as confusing as many people make it out to be, but it’s certainly very dense with stuff to pick up on. almost packs too much into its runtime for the film to handle, but manages to straddle a fine enough line to work. to date this is probably my favorite…

  • Ginger & Rosa

    Ginger & Rosa

    ★★½

    Alex’s A24 Marathon: Week 1, Film 2

    A24 Ranked

    the idea of setting a coming of age/friendship story against the impending doom of the cuban missle crisis is an idea i quite like. the backdrop of death forcing two people to try and get closer before they think their time will be up could be an interesting conceit, but when it’s written as blandly as this is... what’s the point? elle fanning is wonderful though, and a pivotal scene towards…

  • A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

    A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

    ★½

    Alex’s A24 Marathon: Week 1, Film 1

    A24 Ranked

    weren’t Coppola’s supposed to be good at making movies? credit where credit is due, the fantastical production design here is absolutely wonderful, and most of the cast (minus Charlie Sheen) hold themselves up pretty well under the flimsy misogyny of the writing. that being said, let me repeat that the writing here is pretty stupidly misogynistic for no apparent reason. there’s no characters established in it (Under The Silver Lake is…

  • Cats

    Cats

    MASTERPIECE INCOMING

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out

    ★★★★½

    research for some final details on a screenplay that (i hope) to put out as a first draft before the months end. i’ll share here of course, when the time comes. still blown away by how much this film understands, to a pretty deep extent, how adolescence functions and works. i find that there’s a deep difference between simply portraying adolescence vs understanding it. this is both of those things, thank god. pete docter makes the good shit.

  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    ★½

    ari aster needs to figure out how to create ideas that create a lasting impact over a vague series of slightly disturbing images and scenes that lie entirely in shock value over anything memorable. this is easily the worst example of this, it’s entire concept/premise is just “wow look at this fucked up idea isn’t it fucked up” but i think it applies to the rest of his filmography (Midsommar forgets any character to give us bloody images, Hereditarys vague…

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    ★★★½

    hiccup is hot

  • Father of the Bride

    Father of the Bride

    ★★★½

    “I’m going to remember this moment for the rest of my life.”

    i thought this would be just some cheesy and forgettable steve martin comedy, but it ended up being kind of really pretty good. turned out to be very lovely and wholesome and heartwarming and funny and fuck i cried? i sat in my stateroom alone and cried at this movie? fuck?