• La playa DC

    La playa DC

    Add this to the list of "movies I thought were okay, but hit me hard when they ended"

  • Chop Shop

    Chop Shop

    You give me a movie about kids in desolate situations attempting to get by, and I'll eat that shit up like a pile of bungers. I adored The Florida Project, so I was bound to enjoy this.

    Also gave me a new focus on the pickpockets I'm bound to encounter in NYC. Maybe instead of using cheap wallets to troll them as I had planned on doing, maybe I'll do something nicer. Any suggestions?

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    ★★★★★

    This was such a finely-crafted work of art, starting off adorable but evolving into so much more. Also this hit different not because of James Caan's recent passing, but because I watched this close to August 15 - which, if you've seen the movie, is very significant.

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★★

    Good news: two years from now (2022, as of this posting) this movie will be eligible for the National Film Registry! And what's more culturally, historically and aesthetically significant than a CG movie that flawlessly emulates stop-motion, makes some valid points, and is consistently funny?

  • Nope

    Nope

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

    If I had a nickel for every time 40 people were sucked into a giant alien monster's digestive tract and their blood rained over Daniel Kaluuya's house, I'd have one nickel. Which isn't a lot but it's weird that it happened even once.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    It was fine but it could have benefited from more 80s cheese and I think Marvel should step back and not put so much out every year.

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

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

    Would have been an 4/5, but had to settle for 3.5 because I found the "second Buzz" stuff to be a bit hard to swallow. Just about everything else was great, and I find it interesting that within the Toy Story universe, this movie was seemingly made in a 1995 where gay people were more prominent in mainstream media.

    Also, is it just me, or is there a slight film grain? If so, then brava Pixar for going the extra mile.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    Like Jonathan Larson is here, I'm writing this review surrounded by books, movies and music that I had no hand in whatsoever. I'm 27, which, as Jon says, is exactly as old as Sondheim when West Side Story premiered on Broadway. And I'm slowly but surely attempting to break into an industry that inspires me.

    I'm also afraid of running out of time to do what I want to do, to leave a mark on the world. A coworker that…

  • Far from the Tree

    Far from the Tree

    ★★★★★

    I see this as an appropriate companion to Encanto in terms of its themes of parental conflict.

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    The guy covered in ears somehow reminded me of the Gravity Falls episode where Bill Cipher shuffled Pacifica's dad's face. Also barely related but man I miss Gravity Falls.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    Olivia Coleman in the mud bath: I AM PIERRE ZESCHWANN. I PUT ZE DUCKS IN CRYSTAL POND.

  • Men

    Men

    This movie was great except for that one scene