• Top Gun

    Top Gun

    Two thousand years from now people will treat Top Gun like we treat the ancient tales of Greek heroes.

  • Tarzan

    Tarzan

    God tier soundtrack work by Phil Collins. Absolutely surpassed Elton John’s work on The Lion King. Unpopular opinion maybe, but I don’t care. Facts are facts. I also can’t help but think how Sting walked into the film that became The Emperor’s New Groove hoping to go toe-to-toe with Collins only to be crushed in the jaws of Cronos reborn - the chaos of turn of the century Disney Animation.

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

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

    Gadget tickles Zipper's chin and I felt a twinge of jealousy that I was not expecting to feel as an almost forty-year-old man, much less toward a fly, but Gadget was my first crush when I was a very little kid and I don't think this nostalgia reboot fad is good.

  • Slacker
  • The Brave Little Toaster

    The Brave Little Toaster

    Watching this after watching all the Toy Story movies is like reading The Epic of Gilgamesh after reading the Old Testament.

  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    ★★★★½

    From my wife: "You know how we millennials resonate with Toy Story’s Andy so much? We all cried when we realized we were him- all grown up, not needing our toys anymore. Well, no one warned me about becoming a different Toy Story character later on, but when you watch it with your own son… and you suddenly realize you’re Andy’s mom…well, that’s another bucket of tears…"

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    Yes, son with a cold home from daycare, I will turn on the greatest animated film of all time for you to watch.

    He was very unsure about Totoro on this rewatch. He's going through an anti-roar phase. But he was 100% for the catbus this time around. Being 100% pro-catbus is a mood.

  • Can't Hardly Wait

    Can't Hardly Wait

    Very fun. The whole time I felt like I had seen this before, though I have no specific memory of having watched it. Maybe I lived it!?!

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    As usual, there's lots going on in a Linklater hang-out movie. I loved how Linklater realized his now-common themes of perpetual recurrence and active presence in this. The interplay between how institutions try to teach values and how values are really passed between generations is great too.

    I spent a lot of the time watching this wondering if a little mini festival of films like this one - last day of school movies - would be fun or monotonous. It…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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

    I did not except the inciting incident for this story to be the same as the one in season two of Bridgerton.

    The Scarlet Witch as a sentient Facebook mom's group is extremely 2022.

  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    Watched in preparation for discussing it on the Christ & Pop Culture podcast on Monday. I'll take any excuse to rewatch this again though.

  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Oh! I get it! His name is Ghost Dog and he lives in the town of Ghost Dog and he idolizes another samurai who wrote a book called Ghost Dog! So clever. 

    I’m all seriousness though, I absolutely loved this. I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before. It’s like listening to Kid A - I didn’t listen to Kid A in high school when it would have “spoken” to me, and listening to it years later was like discovering something I always loved. Watching this is like that.