• The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

    Coen Brothers movies are NBA all star games for actors. Everyone decides to pull out the stuff we don’t get to see during the regular season and the audience benefits greatly.

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

    ★★★★

    There’s no doubt that Poitier was going to give an absolutely phenomenal performance in this. I just loved this movie as a kid cause my dad loved it, so when I watching it now—I was a little nervous it wouldn’t hold up. (My dad SWEARS by Bright).

    But it does. Outside of a few WILD shot selections, this is a well crafted film held up by strong performances and a transgressive script. There’s so much subtext and power play. The Tibbs line still hits hard decades later.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    Ive never been more confused in my life!

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    When he was 15, my youngest brother came to me for advice about being heart broken. He had fallen into a deep depression about a quick fling that had failed to evolve into anything more. I looked at the facts of my brother’s relationship—this girl went to a different school and they barely knew each other. So, my advice wasnt not exactly comforting: “I know this feels so big right now and you’re aching. But there were girls in high…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    I honestly think the film’s biggest sin is that it drops us in on two characters we know nothing about (except that one loves Wu Tang I suppose?) and like it’s protagonists, it’s begging us to care about something I don’t fully understand. 

    But shame has never worked as a tool of social change. If the movie wants me to care, it could meet me halfway and let me in a little bit.

  • The Informant!

    The Informant!

    ★★★★

    I love that Soderbergh was just like “If they’ve been on Comedy Bang Bang, they gotta be in this movie.”

    Really like how Soderbergh just makes whatever movie he wants to make. This was a fun one.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

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

    After the credits rolled, someone yelled “Just take all my money now” and I honestly felt awful. This was REALLY bad. Like astoundingly bad. And because Marvel knows they got us hooked, they aren’t even trying anymore. I’ve said it before, I know. But guys, this can’t help but feel like a nadir. 

    Marvel Studios achieved transcendence by finding a way to put several characters in one film without it feeling overstuffed and giving each character their moment. No Way…

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★

    Will Smith finally figured out the secret to an Oscar: add a bunch of unnecessary “s”’s to every other word

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    Often when I’m watching period pieces, I track the significant differences in technology and circumstances. In this film, I wondered how exhausting it must’ve been to travel by horse, train, or whatever the hell Jesse Plemons was driving. They read by lantern, mixed their eggs with a crank, and were entertained by piano! But what struck me most was an issue they had back then what we’re still reckoning with now: our mental health.

    Yes, psychology and psychiatry have made…

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★

    Still holds up. A perfect Blockbuster

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    I told a friend I was watching this and they subtly suggested that I take a vacation. For mental health reasons.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    Love is the strongest tool we have. Except for in filmmaking. Character development and stakes would rank much higher than love in my opinion.