• Day Shift
  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    the absolute best that a movie set up for me as “a gen z satire” could be

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★★

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

    when angel almost gets sucked up by the viewer and the fence around him snaps off the ground, the barb wire produces a series of sounds that, if i’m not mistaken, are the five tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. very good easter egg from jordan peele! or, if i am mistaken, very good easter egg from my brain! not as good as my brain’s other easter egg, which was the phrase “Uncut Jaws” popping up when Antlers got eaten. they can’t all be hits

  • Prey

    Prey

    my only nitpick is that i thought it was crazy when she said “this predator is going down like michael douglas do.” i didn’t even know there was a comanche word for “michael douglas”

  • Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    ★★★★½

    The scene of Bill on the phone in the car at the end is one of the most devastating and suddenly humanizing moments I’ve ever seen committed to tape. It feels like the moment near the end of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles where you’re forced to reframe a goofball as a person, but you’re watching him realize the inevitable thing you’ve known the entire time. And it’s real. You look in Bill’s eyes and watch him catch up to over…

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    studio blockbusters are currently in the hands of like four white guys who are all exalted for having the exact same taste in comedy, and filling their movies with expository dialogue, montages, and coked-up pacing as to leave more room for that comedy. what if fights were interrupted by someone wanting to resolve it differently. what if we called out the thing that usually happens in these kinds of movies and maybe still do it anyway. what if a man…

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★½

    incredible sound design on this thing. michael wincott’s voice is like the fucking brown note. he got that super bass

    do people outside of LA know that the weird fry’s ufo thing is real? that there’s a fry’s in burbank with a fake ufo crashed into the store as part of its design. like, how does that very small shot play to the rest of the world. because cheyenne did not know! that’s a gag solely for the people who’ve…

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    Baz Luhrmann’s John Wick

  • Ms. Marvel

    Ms. Marvel

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

    i get that this is a show for a younger audience and would probably never have fully worked for me with that in mind but it started in a great place and i just felt less excited about it with every successive episode. i also reeeeally don’t think the tone of this show is well-equipped to tackle police shootings, especially minutes after doing a fun thomas crown/home alone sequence with the same cops. are they dangerous or not. also, maybe a…

  • Flashdance

    Flashdance

    Horniest Director Of the 80s: What’s a good job for this sexy dancer to have outside of dancing?
    Horniest Writer Of The 80s: Welder.
    Horniest Director Of The 80s: First thought, best thought. Moving on.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    Really hard to put into words what “works” about this movie, but I think it’s just all the spectacle. So much pomp and circumstance in every transition, every title, every moment of ten edits where one will do. It’s a movie exactly as audacious and flashy as the story of Elvis would need to be and no one else could do it like Baz! His use of music is so well-done here, mixing contemporary sounds to give you the analogous…