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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★

    Caught most of this again at the theatre where I work. I had a lot more problems with how badly it handles it's story beats, but the design of it is still really great.

  • Glumov's Diary

    Glumov's Diary

    ★★½

    A strange interstitial bit that seems to have some sort of commentary on bourgeois life buried in the lost context of it's original accompanying stage play. Modern art? War profiteering? Nazism? Are these what the bourgeoisie truly desire? The imagery suggests these ideas and with plenty of clown mugging.

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ½

    Del Toro makes several ill-advised leaps in logic to get to the point of his Creature From the Black Lagoon fanfic turned 20 million dollar doomed romance.

    First, all we know of the fishman is that he understands rudimentary English like "egg" and "friend" and that he lacks any sort of recognizable human speech apparatus. Second, he is clearly not versed in human custom or at the very least Western ideas about courtship. Third, Elisa goes from "you are my…

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    Can we take a minute to talk about Jones the cat?
    Is he in cahoots with the xenomorph?
    Does he like promise to lead food to it in exchange for safe passage?
    Or was it something more diabolical?
    Is Jones really the brains behind the whole operation?
    Is that why he doesn't want Ripley to put him in the box and get him off the ship?
    Was Jones planning on an alliance with the xenomorphs in a grand scheme to…