• The Color of Money

    The Color of Money

    ★★★★½

    The shortest path from the cue ball to the nine ball is through the lens of Scorsese’s camera.

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    The MCU and its consequences have been a disaster for the capeshit industry

  • Big Daddy
  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    “A person’s first duty, a young person’s at any rate, is to be ambitious, and the noblest ambition is that of leaving behind something of permanent value.” - G. H. Hardy

  • The Birdcage

    The Birdcage

    I (20M) am getting married and my fiancé’s (18F) homophobic parents (48F, 66M) are coming to dinner tomorrow night, so I made my parents (40M, 45M) play straight to save me from embarrassment. AITA?

  • Caddyshack

    Caddyshack

    Expected Groundhog Day + Happy Gilmore, received bargain bin WHAS + Naked Lunch + the Confederate Ben episode of Twin Peaks. Overindulgent freak show cabaret sativa trip, complete with Ramis’ signature Buddhist mumblings and chaotic discombobulation. ???/5 stars!

  • Forget Me Not

    Forget Me Not

    Some observations from a second viewing: there’s an immensely unspoken emphasis placed on implications here, largely in how the third act revelations are subtly built up and implied in small doses, in addition to the way that repetition is utilized and framed. Initially, I didn’t pick up on how critical of a role the presence of digital video capture here plays; Takashi’s attempts to physically record his memory through note-taking, reminders, and photographs are tangible and, as such, are embedded…

  • Our Love Story

    Our Love Story

    Top 5 tricks to get cute timid baggy sweater ripped jeans art student to come home with you (number two will leave you heartbroken)

  • Moonlit Winter

    Moonlit Winter

    ★★★★½

    P.S. I dream about you too.


    Warm blanket cinema. Hugs have never been so comfy in film before

  • Lingua Franca

    Lingua Franca

    To refute those who feel that there is too much Alex rather than Olivia—(1) this is, primarily, a “romance” film, and not a “queer” film, and (2) it is crucial in the development of the queer cinema to understand both the perception of and at the queer person(s). In this case, providing the view of “transness” from the lens of the other demonstrates transness as a specimen within a richly complex and dangerous ecosystem that, even when perceived without active hostility (through “allyship”), can still be equivocal to violence. It is in the nuances of these perspectives that the notion of a queer cinema must gestate.

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    Very nice PNW greens and blues. Nails Oregon/Washington wetness very well. Bokeh in prom scene is delicious.

    Carter Burwell score?? Nice sparse piano. Twin Peaks-esque.

    Charlie is top ten movie dads

    Insane theater experience. Lots of clapping and cheering and laughing. Certified hardcore dumb movie

  • Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore

    An ode to the working-class hero