• Tig Notaro: Drawn

    Tig Notaro: Drawn

    ★★★★

    She’s just the best.

  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    ★★★★★

    Sir Richard Attenborough’s performance is off the fucking charts playing a weak-willed man complying with his unhinged, psychic wife’s cuckoo plan to kidnap a child so they can “help” police solve the crime. His face tells us from minute one that there is serious heartbreaking history with this woman that has forced his hand into criminal actions beyond his comfortability. It’s dark and gripping and you experience the whole nightmare scenario through him. Can’t believe he didn’t get a nomination for this.

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    ★★★★★

    Cinespia Screening: the whole crowd lost their shit when Morticia reads the family credo, “We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.”

  • Putney Swope

    Putney Swope

    ★★★★

    Feels so modern. Wild and wacky and ballsy. Love the full color commercial breaks. Brilliant societal commentary, big fun gags, and uncomfortable moments where I couldn’t tell if I should even want to laugh. Makes 1969 feel way closer than 50 years ago, except in specific moments where it’s like “oh yeah this is 1969 and people still think they can do that.”

  • High and Low

    High and Low

    ★★★★★

    Blown away at how gripping and fun this is. The first hour is entirely in one room, a smartly devised moral quandary play on film. The second half is a well-paced, sprawling cat and mouse chase. I understand fully why this is on the Coen Brothers’ top 10 list.


    Criterion Spine #24

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    Florence Pugh did a very good job per usual, and I was happy to see Ray Winstone. It’s nothing I’ll be thinking about five minutes from now BUT it did impress me that a marvel movie made an allegory to something as dark as sex trafficking.

  • Detroit Rock City

    Detroit Rock City

    Lin Shaye never phones it in.

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★

    an R rated movie aimed at tweens and highly derivative, BUT it’s a trilogy spread across different decades/centuries so I’ll be back next Friday cause that shtick works for me. hope RL Stine buys himself something nice.

  • Miss Congeniality

    Miss Congeniality

    This rewatch was a script watch and I totally get why people threw money and big names at it. Michael Caine makes his character shine, but his lines apart from his performance are still really clever and great. There's definitely some outdated stuff with it being a 20 year old big budget comedy, but otherwise Sandy is her adorable best.

  • False Positive

    False Positive

    can't remember the last time I hated a movie this much. I love all the people involved, this isn't fair!

  • The Pelican Brief

    The Pelican Brief

    last time I watched this I was 8 years old and feel asleep in the movie theater because Grandma loved Grisham and decided it was her turn to pick the movie.

  • No Sudden Move

    No Sudden Move

    ★★★

    will watch everything Soderbergh makes, even if I'm confused for large chunks of time and walk away feeling iffy about it.