• Be Kind Rewind

    Be Kind Rewind

    ★★★★½

    "Our past belongs to us, we can change it if we want."

    The majority of this movie just does not work at all unless you apply a new lens to it– that every character we see is meant to actually be like, a third of their age. Then, it's kind of a masterpiece to me. Everything about this film begs you to see it as a childhood tale, from all the logic to all of the execution to all of…

  • The Ladykillers

    The Ladykillers

    The Coen Brothers are my favorite directors. I find their work endlessly inspiring, tightly constructed, and fascinating to watch even when I can’t entirely understand or appreciate it the first time around.

    This is the last of their films I have to watch. This movie truly fucking sucks for several reasons and I am never going to finish it. I have made my peace with that fact. Life is too short and I’m stuck on a beach where it only gets shorter.

  • Old

    Old

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I am begging– BEGGING middle aged men to get new targets for satire! “Young women are vain, they love their phones” what else ya got!!!!!!

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    god i don’t miss the muted, ultra-grey superhero period at all. also, the titles on this movie and the first one are so damn ugly. sorry!

    has the opposite problem as the live action lion king. why does ultron have eyebrows. why come he robot mouth move

    [flavor of love beyonce voice] julie delpy???

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    i think this is the first time i have seen this movie in full since it came out in 2012, when i was working in a movie theater and would pop into a screen every so often during my breaks to catch stray scenes of this and Prometheus. honestly, i don't remember the experience of seeing the whole movie back then. really wish i did. was probably better than my experience of seeing it just now, where i'm mumbling "jesus christ shut the fuck UP" every time tony stark is on screen

  • The Lady Eve

    The Lady Eve

    “Positively the same dame.”

    Wonderful to watch this at the New Bev. Whole crowd lost their mind at the horse. And why shouldn’t they!

  • Booty And The Beast

    Booty And The Beast

    could never make this movie today! (films shot in color, stooges are dead, safes are stronger)

  • Duets

    Duets

    Paul Giamatti and Andre Braugher’s storyline is the most interesting thing here, and not just because they are so clearly supposed to be in love with each other. Absolutely insane ending. Absolutely insane choice for Gwyneth Paltrow’s dad to cast her in a role where she repeatedly exercises a sexual tension with her dad.

  • Pig

    Pig

    made me very very hungry

  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    Went and caught this at the New Beverly in 35mm. So glad I saw this in a theater with people, there's such a lovely energy to a crowd enjoying this movie that makes it even better. Yes, people are going to compare this movie to John Wick– and they should– but the best sequence in this movie IMO is a great hospital fight sequence that feels straight out of Shoot 'Em Up, which is fitting given that both this movie and that one are so heavily influenced by Chuck Jones. That's the Giamatti effect, baby! More cartoon action sequences I say!

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    i was asked to do punch up on this movie and repeatedly pitched a bit in which lebron james goes through the sisterhood of the traveling pants franchise. “he and bugs could wear the pants” i said. “maybe they run into america ferrera and say something like ‘hey, nice pants’.” after an hour of interrupting pauses in the conversation by mentioning scenes from the franchise that lebron could travel through i was told to “cool it with the fucking pants…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    if i was a spy on the run from the government, literally the first thing i would do is probably cut and dye my iconic and notable long red hair. that’s just me though. i’m just a really good spy is all

    title sequence made me want to scream. i’m gonna kick the ass of everybody involved with that pig scene that was fucked up i didn’t like that shit at all