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  • Skyscraper

    Skyscraper

    ★★

    Gary, film critic guy: Sees completely unremarkable summer blockbuster with a title and sequence of events as generic and artistically devoid as a photoshopped picture of Dwayne Johnson clutching a building (one-handed) high above a random city with fire in the background...

    *looks down as his concern for present-day Hollywood causes tears to well up in his eyes*

    ...

    But Gary, being a real "power caller," if you will, in his division of film criticism, has no desire of offending…

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    Bo Burnham is a major creative inspiration to me. Make Happy is one of my favorite pieces of entertainment in existence, and I've always appreciated the sincere and richly meaningful undertones of his comedic outputs.

    This is exactly the film I imagined he would make. In employing his unrivaled ability to navigate relatively heavy material with a tonal landscape that is hardly indicative of any such weight, Bo gracefully captures the shaky and apprehensive nature of adolescence with Eighth Grade.…

  • Hot Summer Nights

    Hot Summer Nights

    ★★½

    This movie had just a little too much of everything. 53/100

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    Why do I love movies?


    *154 minutes later*



    Oh ya, that's why. 97/100

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    Good Time goes a lot of places in 100 minutes. Pacing isn't even the right word to describe the flow of this film; Good Time accelerates from scene to scene, constantly gaining momentum and never ceasing to perpetuate urgency. The credits, both opening and closing, bleed into the film, accenting the actions on-screen, rather than slowing or taking away from them. From the crash zoom on Robert Pattinson's face that abruptly closes the opening scene, I knew the Safdie brothers…