• Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

    Skete Davidson dead at 28.

  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    ★★★★

    Not sure why Strange Days has become inaccessible for legal viewing in the U.S. outside of a public library, though it did make for a sorta fitting viewing experience for a movie about buried truths and voyeurism's illicit thrills.

  • Constantine

    Constantine

    ★★★

    I sorta suspect that this movie was a psy-op to make Catholicism look cool and edgy, but can't deny that it mostly succeeded at that. Flaming shotgun crossbow (emphasis on "cross") was a highlight.

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★

    Pretty slick for a movie whose main component parts are male toxicity, military propaganda and toy commercial aesthetics.

  • Men

    Men

    ★½

    Much to think about…or maybe not very much to think about at all.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    😓😓😓

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon

    ★★★½

    Can't believe people are preemptively crediting Chloe Zhao with bringing Terence Malick to Disney when David Lowery already did that five years ago here.

  • The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad

    ★★

    Frequently striking by tv standards, and it's easy to see what might've attracted Jenkins to the material. In his hands, The Underground Railroad becomes another character journey from trauma-induced internality to a more emotionally open courage, not unlike the arcs of the protagonists in Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk. This is prestige tv through and through, though...a mechanically plotted season-long narrative that feels stretched despite how closely it hews to its source material, written in such a way…

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    ★★★★

    Another L for the increasingly desperate Snyder haters out there.

  • Profile

    Profile

    ★★★

    First one back in theaters - seemed fitting to inaugurate the occasion with a Screenlife feature after the last year and change of screen life. A little less satisfying than the Unfriended diptych, which already looms large over this micro-genre; Profile by contrast definitely feels like a movie about Isis set in 2014, as told through a Western perspective and primarily via Skype (itself a relic of an earlier online era). The best moments here still confirm the dramatic potential…

  • Steven Universe Future

    Steven Universe Future

    ★★★★½

    Here we are in the future :\

  • Exhibition

    Exhibition

    ★★★★

    Cool house.