• Barbie


    I laughed. I teared up at the end.

    I’m excited to watch it again and play cinephile. I tried to avoid that during the first watch, but Greta Gerwig makes that hard.

  • Elemental


    Fine, I guess.

    I did appreciate the unconscious bias demonstrated by showing the ways the city wasn’t designed with fire people in mind.

    Otherwise, pretty basic.

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    First time going to the theater twice in years.

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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

    Incredible. I’m fully burnt out on superheroes. Except…apparently not!

    It’s so incredible to look at. The art style portraying emotions long with all the classic stuff (dialog, music, etc) makes this feel like it is operating on a different level.

    I also love a movie where the antagonists aren’t bad guys. And that’s true here: it’s all “good guys” who disagree. The villains are really only there to give everyone something to do.

    I enjoyed the framing of this spectrum where…

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    More like a demo reel than a movie. There was…no story?

    Cool to look at, but nothing to hold on to.

  • Boy & the World

    Boy & the World

    Watched with my 7yo who followed along and even got the metaphors. 

    Time we’ll spent.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    I found this to be deeply sad. That’s not a mark against it, just the result of a very well told sad story.

  • Moonstruck


    So good.

    Funny and passionate and silly, but still grounded and poignant. 

    I hadn’t seen it before, and so I was pretty quickly reminded of Love, Actually. Except, this feels less cynical. It’s the silliness that is different, and love IS pretty silly.

  • Flatliners


    I was expecting this to be more tame than Batman & Robin. I guess it is, but there is a straight line between the two.

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    A good one to compliment transitioning from one year to another.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    Pretty stunning.

  • Fast & Furious

    Fast & Furious

    Not great as a stand-alone. But, really efficient in reorganizing the characters and timeline.