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  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso

    ★★★★½

    100 years ago, my great-grandfather Michael moved to New York from the village of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. Thirty years later, he moved to southern California because the climate reminded him of the beautiful, hot terrain of his Sicilia.

    Twenty years ago today, I was born. Unlike my brothers, I never got the chance to know Michael, or my grandparents Antoinette and Robert - they died before I was born.

    Three generations removed from Italy, I’ve always known a conditional…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    It's a scream, baby!

    It is Scream, and boy do I love it. This is that movie for me, the one that I think is brilliant and entertaining and hands-down amazing. The one I can tell you a bunch of random trivia about. The one I can quote word for word. The one I will analyze to the ends of the earth. The one I will, never, ever get tired of watching.


    What's the point? They're all the same. Some…

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  • Bad Genius

    Bad Genius

    Incredibly shot and edited throughout, but soured by the last 20 minutes, where I felt both confused and disappointed.

    Is the moral of this story really just... to not cheat?

  • Hostel: Part II

    Hostel: Part II

    Well, I didn't.... not like it. I actually think it's better than the first one, so there's that.

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  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★½

    Dear Hollywood,
    PLEASE stop giving nominations and awards to old, established actors simply due to the fact they are old, established actors who happened to be in a movie that year.

    Why are there so many big names in this? Why do they each only have like 5 lines in the whole movie? Why is Sarah Paulson playing Tom Hanks' housewife? Why does Sarah Paulson give a forced, unnatural speech about Meryl Streep, whose character she never even interacts with…

  • Suburbicon

    Suburbicon

    It's important to reflect on your life sometimes and count your blessings. For instance, today I'm incredibly grateful that this movie is only 104 minutes.