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  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    ★★★★★

    If it ain't that piece of paper, there's some other choice they're gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Randall Pink Floyd wants to do man. Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N.

    My "Birthday Movie" pick this year, Self-Isolation Edition

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

    ★★★

    A substantial step down in quality from the first film and a huge shift in tone as well, but like, also, it still kinda rips. I'm sorry, I don't know what to tell you.

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    A restrained and deftly crafted examination of the crushing weight of impotent rage. The idea that psychic pain can literally eat you up, can rot your guts.

    A brilliant character study acted and narrated to perfection by Ethan Hawke. A delicate, restrained, and furious performance.

    You don't live in the real world.

    A masterful thriller with the heart of a philosophical drama. An alternative possession story. Possession by idea. Transformation via the infectious power of despair.

    A gradual and painful…

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★★

    This movie looks how depression feels and that's brilliant.