• The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid

    I really did not know what rating I should give to this movie. The second half of this movie is really good, but the first half is really a slog.

    The movie's main strength is obviously the relationship between Daniel and Mr Miyagi, which is luckily the main focus of the movie (especially in the second half). I've always liked the unlikely relationship story and this one is near-flawlessly executed. The villian, Johnny (as a side-note, who names their villain…

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    This movie's really good. A lot of the jokes land, the performances are good, the premise is great. This movie doesn't pull any punches.

    My only critique is that some of the plot elements are only tenuously related to the rest of the story

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    This was just in general a very good movie. The performances were good, the characters were engaging, the world was immersive, and the cinematography and score are great. There's very little to talk about since everyone already knows about this movie and how it's good.

  • The Wolf House

    The Wolf House

    Somehow, this is half mildly unsettling horror movie and half sped-up art-making video and it's fucking amazing.

    [Watched for scavenger hunt 73]

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    I enjoyed watching this movie. Overall, this is a good film. Everything about the film feels grounded in a way that adds to the immersion, themes, and impact of the film. I like how the friendship between the two leads is never specifically expressed, it's just apparent that they're friends from how they work and speak together. The two leads help provide a nice contrast from nearly everyone else you see on the frontier. Also, I find the titular cow…

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    It's Such a Beautiful Day

    This film is absolutely incredible. I don't even know what more to say about it since it feels so transcendent. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats.

    [watched for 73rd scavenger hunt]

  • The Producers

    The Producers

    I just watched this for Scavenger Hunt 73 immediately following Chicago, and oh how the mighty have fallen.

    This movie's comedy was really not made for a movie and it does not translate well from the stage. The performances are all over-the-top as if they were playing to cheap seats. There's also a lot of emphasis on a sort of cringe humor which isn't really my taste. The songs, while not bad, also don't really advance the plot or characters…

  • Chicago


    [Watched for the April 2021 Scavenger Hunt].

    Pretty much everything about this movie is well done. The songs are mostly good, the performances are great, and the story's interesting with an (unfortunately) timeless message about the theatricality of the institutions intended to find the truth.

    The best part of the movie is probably how the musical numbers are shot. All of them (excluding the diegetic numbers sung as vaudeville routines) is done in highly stylized dream sequences, letting the number…

  • Hero


    Watch this movie if you like cool-looking swordfights with really nice backdrops, or maybe if you don't. I enjoyed this movie much more than I expected

    [Watched for Scavenger Hunt 73]

  • The Prince of Egypt

    The Prince of Egypt

    I have a nostalgic attachment to this film but didn't remember specifics that well. The movie holds up great, and as a Jew, I appreciate a rare movie about Jews that isn't about the Holocaust.

    [Watched for 73rd scavenger hunt]

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    I enjoyed the movie, but more as a historical curiosity and less as an actual film

    [Watched for Scavenger Hunt 73]