• Matewan

    Matewan

    ★★★★★

    This feels like the one universe where Chris Cooper isn’t talked about every day as one of our great actors (and hell he still got an Oscar in this one) but right out the gate he dominates a film that could easily crumble with anything less, PLUS James Earl Jones meeting him pound for pound. Glad this finally got a great release on Criterion because you will be floored.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    90 minutes of fluff and (more) fan service mixed with a solid 30 minutes of Sam Raimi getting to do Sam Raimi shit. Worth it alone for that (at least once) but man does this multiverse not even come close to the enjoyment and creativity of EEAAO amiright?

  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies

    ★★★★★

    Is this the coziest Cold War movie ever?
    Is this the BEST Cold War movie ever?
    Weird to think less than seven years ago it felt like dealings with Russians felt like the distant past, but as the book says… yeah.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Love Language ended with words of affirmation, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is my new Love Language

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    It really is a Dog eat Dog world AMIRIGHT??!!??

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★★

    I guess I’ll be the one Stan on the hill for this beastly beast, I just dug the whole “kill the past but with style” esthetic mixed with Edgar Wright’s hyper-fan filmmaking. I mean Jesus we can’t hate every non-superhero movie if they don’t revolutionize art itself right? Give me more fan films like this!

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★

    After seeing Belfast yesterday and CODA today I’ll say I think this year’s Oscar fluff is better than it has been, I like how there has been a hard pushback to “solving issues” like Greenbook and instead just existing in the world of the films. Good enough for me!

  • Children of the Corn

    Children of the Corn

    ★★★½

    This movie is corny
    (Slaps knee for eternity)

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★½

    Jesus this is already five years old???

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    Chekhov’s Affair

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★★

    Black and White version! I loved the color in the original but there is an intimacy that flows out of the B&W. Honestly might be two different movies in my mind, both of which I adore.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    ★★★½

    Finishing the pretrilogy for the first time since theaters, I still like them much more than most. If anything they’ve aged better than expected. But this third part still sticks out like a sore thumb. I think in retrospect the best action (other than of course sticking to two films) would have made this a lean 90 minutes. At nearly an hour longer than that this film drags, and even though I’m down to enjoy an elf beheading five orcs…