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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★

    This film has almost no discernible 3-act structure. The breaks are so incredibly well streamlined into the narrative that it all just glides along without feeling too rigid.

    I don't feel, after a second viewing, that this is a particularly "scary" movie. It has atmosphere to burn, but when it was over, I wasn't creeped out or enchanted by it for very long after. The "effect" wore off quickly, is one way to put it.


    Beer: Hardywood Gingerbread Stout - 4.5/5 (not quite as good as it was in previous years, a bit too sugary, but still tasted good)

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    ★★★★★

    This might have been the first time I've re-watched a Malick film where the experience fell below my expectation. I still love the movie and consider it masterful, but I feel that his other works hold up better on repeat viewings. This film is particularly strong up front but wobbles a bit going out. The best stuff is in the first half. The worst is at the end. The worst stuff is still great, but as a whole, it feels…

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ½

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

    He did it. He actually did it.

    I cannot believe I'm even typing this, but it's true...

    Christopher Nolan successfully crammed 10 pounds of shit into a 5 pound bag.

    Didn't even think it was possible!

    Is every citizen of Gotham City a fucking idiot? Let me count the ways...

    The first example goes all the way back to Batman Begins, when Bruce Wayne disappears for something like 8 years, then comes back one day without anybody asking where he…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    I don't trust anyone who dislikes this movie.