• Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Not a lot happens plot-wise in this middle film in the series, but lots of things happen emotionally, and the action scenes are as kinetic and creative as anything ever filmed. I look forward one day to being able to all-day this trilogy like we do with LOTR.

  • Chariots of Fire

    Chariots of Fire


    Well I didn’t expect us to watch all of that when I clicked on it tonight, but we did.

  • Aliens of the Deep

    Aliens of the Deep

    James Cameron doesn't make particularly good documentaries, but I don't think he's trying to make a good documentary. He's just trying to document his expeditions and, hopefully, inspire kids to care about science, the ocean, and exploration. My kid mostly enjoyed this, so I guess Cameron was successful, though my kid was also confused by the CGI sequence. Like I said, Cameron isn't a very good documentarian.

  • Rashomon


    Uncommon Movie Club movie no. 2. I love that people have been sitting in rooms talking about this movie for over 70 years. The further we get from its production, the more otherworldly Kurosawa's Modernism feels. Burn all the rest, but save Rashomon.

  • Elemental


    We're living through the second golden age of Pixar, and everyone is sleeping on it.

  • The Heroic Trio

    The Heroic Trio

    Hahahahahaha! Not good. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Hahahahahaha!

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Has Lord & Miller ever gone on record about this being an allegory for working in the current studio system?

  • Inception


    In anticipation of guesting on The Establishing Shot podcast.

  • Aliens


    Extended edition with commentary track. Fun commentary. Lots of voices.

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    Checked off a bucket list item and saw this in a crowded theater in L.A. Amazing experience. It's taken me three viewings, but it all finally clicked for me last night on both an intellectual and emotional level - this film is an absolute masterpiece. I've gone from disliking this movie to appreciating this movie to loving it. Even the fact that Lynch cobbled it together using material from an aborted TV show is a facet of the magic.

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    Incredible. It's no big thing to say Lean knows what he's doing, but geez! What a movie! Honest - I didn't know this was a movie about a poet. #teamtonya Yuri is a new favorite character though. I need more Lean in my life.

    I watched this because Spielberg and Cameron were talking about how much 2001 impacted their lives and Cameron through in a "and Doctor Zhivago" aside, so here we are.

  • You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail

    A perfect movie.