• Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    This one was a little slow getting into it, a little slower than most MCU films, but once it got going I really enjoyed this one. This film has probably one of the better villains that an MCU film has ever had, they are both properly terrifying as well as an interesting character in their own right and not just because they are the bad guy. Dr Strange continues to be a good character in this film, someone that I…

  • Happening

    Happening

    ★★★★

    Happening is a chilling film about a young woman named Anne dealing with an unwanted pregnancy in 1960s France, during a time in which abortion was illegal and women who receive an abortion could be punished with jail time for it. The film isn't afraid to get into the gritty details of what seeking an illegal abortion means, the film shows Anne's attempts to get an abortion, from attempting the procedure on herself as well as a back alley abortion…

  • The Duke

    The Duke

    ★★★

    The story that this film tells seems more like an amusing anecdote than the plot of a film, it's not that this film wasn't entertaining, it's just the kind of film that makes you wondering if it was really worth a feature length cinematic telling of that story. Jim Broadbent plays Kempton Bunton very well, he's able to nail the sort of old man cantankerousness of the character, made it really feel like the kind of guy who would disable…

  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

    Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

    ★★½

    Honestly this was a fairly harmless, if somewhat dull film, it serves as a sequel to Caravan of Courage and features a pretty formulaic plot that seems like standard 80s kids movie fare, and while it doesn't do any element of its story particularly bad, it doesn't do anything good or interesting with it either, and all that's left is some of the more off putting stuff in this film. It's the kind of film that is more of a babysitter than anything else, but I can't really muster any hate for it.

  • An American in Paris

    An American in Paris

    ★★★

    For the most part An American in Paris is a pretty decent, if somewhat typical musical about a love triangle that is for the most part a well told version of that story, and most of the songs and music was pretty good here. However the way that the film ends kind of lost me to be honest. It ends with this big instrumental dance number that is about twice as long as my interest in it was, it was somewhat interesting to begin with, but it just kept going and going and it just made me wish that they would just move on already.

  • Gigi

    Gigi

    ★★

    Overall Gigi is a very dull film, it's a musical who's music isn't interesting or memorable, that tells a tired love story that doesn't really offer all that much in the way of compelling storytelling, and is frankly kind of gross in a modern context (just how old is the titular Gigi supposed to be here and how old is Gaston?) I try to give films with themes like that the benefit of the doubt when I can, a piece…

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★

    While this film wasn't quite the film I was expecting, I was expecting something a lot closer to a straight up comedy, and the laughs per minute and the intensity of said laughs just aren't there for a straight comedy, but the film that I got instead was still pretty good. The friendship that grows and blossoms between Nick Cage and Javi is central to this movie, and it works really well, Pedro Pascal has some good onscreen chemistry with…

  • Frankenweenie

    Frankenweenie

    ★★★

    This was an alright story about a boy bringing his dog back to life a la Frankenstein (hence the title of the film), and while it has its charms and showcases a love for those old school Monster Movies, it never really rises above just ok.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    Man, this was an experience, this film did a great job of nailing its tone and really getting me deeply invested in this film, it made me feel like I was watching some ancient saga unfold on the screen, and the whole thing felt really epic and mythological. Alexander Skarsgård did a great job of portraying Amleth and really captured that feral, beastly rage of someone looking for vengence, and I also dug the work that Anya Taylor-Joy did with…

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★

    The Apartment is a film about Bud Baxter, an insurance man who is allowing his superiors at work to use his Manhattan apartment for their extramarital flings, and along the way he finds that he has feelings for an elevator operator at his work. Overall it is a pretty charming film that has a darn good story, Bud Baxter makes for an excellent protagonist and was someone that I was rooting for throughout the film, and there are a lot of little twists and turns throughout the film that made this a pretty good watch.

  • The Bad Guys

    The Bad Guys

    ★★★★½

    Man I really enjoyed The Bad Guys, its got a great cast of characters that are a lot of fun to watch play off of each other and are characters that I just want to root for, and on top of that this film has a great sense of humor, which helped makes this an extremely fun film to watch, I watched this film with a big stupid grin on my face the entire time. Sam Rockwell was excellent casting…

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★

    Overall I would say that I had a good time with Ambulance, it had a good compelling story with some characters that were a lot of fun to follow through the film and to root for, and I really loved Jake Gyllenhaal, he does such a good job playing a despicable bastard, but there were some big flaws with it too. The biggest one for me is the pacing of this film, much of the runtime of this film feels…