demi has written 288 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Lovers Rock

    Lovers Rock

    if i don’t get to smoke weed and dance and freak it with my pals and sing a rocky falsetto in the house of somebody i don’t know and keep an eye on a creep with a hat patterned like a yoshi’s island background sometime soon i’m gonna fucking die

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    An honest-to-god horror movie. The camera swings and lingers with all the tension of a Blumhouse movie and the care of a French romance. I went “no no no no” every time a man was on the screen. Girls are made to grow up so fast. I was a grown-ass adult man in a writer’s room at the age of 23 scared to drive my big boy car to a local doctor on my guild-provided insurance and figure out why I…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    my spark is bein sleepy but forcing myself to stay awake so i can watch a movie i literally just watched with friends over facetime because i’m feeling lonely :)

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    I read this article earlier this week about how queer The Social Network is and then I rewatched it today and could NOT stop laughing about how transparently gay it is!!! I fucking love it. Perfect perfect movie. So much yearning and heartbreak intwined with the toxic tangles of masculinity and power and desire. I’ve seen this movie so many times in the last decade that I could quote every line and telegraph every shot (and did, to my friend’s…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    GOT SPOOKED BY A GHOST IN MY HOUSE NEAR THE END BUT IT WAS JUST THE DEPRESSION LEAVING MY BODY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m in such awe! Fuck. I really loved this. I think it’s Pixar’s most impressive film to date from so many technical standpoints and I would just LOVE to be a fly on the wall in the room where they wrote this. I don’t know how they keep topping themselves visually, there has to be a ceiling on the technological…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

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

    Absolutely stunned that a Gal Gadot blockbuster had the GALL to throw in a subplot about land being stolen in the Middle East under religious grounds but that part is glossed over so quickly it feels like you could read it as a pro-Zionist thing OR a pro-Palestinian thing. Either way, insane to write it in here! It's not really subtle!

    Anyway– Chris Pine is hot! Good for him! I do not like the Snyderverse very much but I dug…

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★½

    I always forget how loose Brad Pitt plays this. He’s doing the exact same thing here as he is in Burn After Reading. Every scene is like he honked a big fat line of snow the second before Fincher screamed “action.” Glorious.

    “That’s so mean” - my friend Amelia’s review of the final sin

  • The Kid Detective

    The Kid Detective

    Shit, even with the forewarning of an ending I wouldn't expect I tried to suss out the answer to the mystery here and didn't get even close. A very fucking good neo-noir dark comedy. Was worried about where it was going about halfway through but the final 30 minutes or so really cinched it for me. Why aren't we getting more Adam Brody movies?

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    when they say "money can't buy happiness" it's meant in a very direct and temporary sense, though it's crucially wrong in that money can unlock security and comfort in ways that can make you happy. but it can't buy freedom.

    wealth is nothing more than a mound of dirt. and from atop that mound you can see so much more than you could from the floor. but you can't stand on top of the mound without it slowly eroding below…

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    I don't think I like August Wilson very much. Maybe that's because his plays feel to me like any parody of a "black play," which is admittedly probably the snake eating its own tail and me only seeing his work after I've seen the parodies, but it's just not for me! Feels like every monologue in this movie suddenly reminded me that this was definitely a play and I couldn't help but picture characters dramatically walking to a spotlight on…

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    i feel like i've seen several versions of this film– the wish fulfillment/monkey's paw story as applied to average men whose averageness is their great crutch– but never so grounded, and never like this where it refuses the clean and obvious resolution you're expecting. i have mixed feelings about that, but damn if those final minutes aren't so delightful that you can't help but not care. nice to finally get to see mads as joyous and fun and charismatic on…

  • Ratatoing

    Ratatoing

    for my dear friend mia's birthday, we decided to have a little mini film fest featuring her favorite films. we gave her options of films we knew she loves: kill bill vol 1., the lobster, opening night, down with love, gone girl. i even managed to get a screener for nomadland and keep it a secret so that we could surprise her with the option to watch it. then, taking advantage of birthday law (which i mistakenly called 'prima nocta,'…