• Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Joseph Kosinski dared to ask the question: What if I made Top Gun but good this time?

    It hits almost every beat that you'd expect, but Top Gun: Maverick succeeds based off of compelling character dynamics, utilizing the strengths in the original film for dramatic tension, and exhilarating aerial sequences. There is a clear reverence for the first film, for better or worse, and that adds to this movie's charm in sincere ways. Fans of the original are sure to be thrilled with this movie while there is more than enough value here for those unfamiliar or unattached to what came before.

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★

    I never want to hear "Danger Zone" or "Take My Breath Away" ever again.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    "Here, all we get are a few specks of time where any of this actually makes any sense."

    "Then I will cherish these few specks of time."

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★★½

    The Bob's Burgers Movie delivers on exactly the type of belly laughs that you expect from an episode of the series. The film manages to raise the stakes to make for a story worthy of the big screen while not making any sacrifices to the characters in order to appeal to a general audience. The musical numbers are top-notch, the animation is gorgeous (it feels so good to see another 2D animated movie in theaters again), and even when the…

  • Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

    How do any of these guys still have their dicks and balls?!?!?!?

    Honestly, if they had just combined this with Jackass Forever, it might have been the best Jackass movie ever made.

    My face hurts from all the laughing and squirming.

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★½

    Off by 10 days from its one-year anniversary, but this still rocks.

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★½

    This was way better than it has any right to be?!? With a fun premise, entertaining meta-commentary on the film industry, and the laugh-out-loud humor that you want out of films like Hot Rod and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, I had a really good time with Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers. It's not the perfect masterpiece like it's clear inspiration Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but this is definitely a bright spot considering how bottom-of-the-barrel Disney+ original content can be.

  • Men

    Men

    Alex Garland, are you out of your fucking mind?!?

    There's individual moments in the first half that kinda work and Jessie Buckley is reliably great, but Men is like a bad parody of "elevated" horror. Garland is an exciting filmmaker who takes bold risks, but this just got far out of his control. The third act crumbles underneath its own ambitions in an attempt to out-do the abstract creativity of Annihilation's third act. Just watch It Follows, The Invisible Man, or Last Night in Soho.

    I'm not going to say that a man shouldn't have directed Men... but THIS man should not have directed Men.

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    ★★★★½

    🎵
    Everybody hates you
    Everybody wishes that you were dead
    Cause Peter you suck, Peter you suck
    Peter your music is fucking terrible
    Peter you suck, Peter you suck
    Peter you don't do anything of value
    Peter you suck, write some music, but instead you sit and write these bullshit songs
    It's so self-loathing, go see a psychiatrist
    I hate the psychiatrist
    Well go see one anyway
    I don't like the psychiatrist
    You need to go see on
    See a psychiatrist
    I'm not going
    🎵

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★★

    Where is Willem Dafoe's Oscar and why is it in Sam Rockwell's house?

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    This movie coming out after Everything Everywhere All At Once is doing it zero favors. When it gets bogged down by MCU plotting, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a sloppy mess. It also does a great injustice in terms of Latine representation by making America Chavez nothing more than a plot device, robbing the audience of being properly introduced to one of Marvel's most exciting characters.

    That being said, when Kevin Feige allows for Sam Raimi to…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★½

    I still have fun with this movie. Plays it safe, but it's entertaining. Love the Dormamu sequence.