• Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★½

    ► Watch my full review in this video

    Just kidding about that initial 8 out of 10 rating.
    It's definitely a 9 for me.
    And I would like to reiterate: holy fucking shit, Austin Butler.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    I just want to know whose idea was it to put Ethan Hawke's expressive face under a mask for the majority of this movie?! He's still terrifying but "underused" is putting it mildly.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    Had to catch this movie one more time on the big screen, and it's just as much fun the second time around! Watch it before it leaves theatres, I promise, you won't regret it!

  • Strictly Ballroom

    Strictly Ballroom

    ★★★★

    Honestly, I have no interest in criticizing this film because the sheer joy and delight of it is just... I mean, come on! Heart, drama, passion, rebellion, vibrant colors and sparkles - yup, this is definitely Baz Luhrmann. Please, never change, sir.

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★

    I don't have a lot to say here other than it's so nice to see a cute, wholesome indie dramedy that just really makes you smile and feel like getting your shit together is a journey, not a destination. Also, Dakota Johnson, yes please, every time.

  • Romeo + Juliet

    Romeo + Juliet

    ★★★½

    I remember watching a rerun of Romeo + Juliet at the end of 1999, in a tiny theatre, and my young, impressionable mind was blown. This was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen, I thought, and it was going to be one of my favorite movies for the rest of my life. Coincidentally, due to a variety of reasons, I never watched it again, until today. Did it live up to my memories, more than 2 decades…

  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    ★★★★

    This movie is so ridiculously under-appreciated! Faithful to the novel, with a cast that's as perfect as it gets and a production design to die for, The Great Gatsby is a gem that deserves way more love than it gets. I'm sorry, the soundtrack criticisms I've been seeing for years just don't cut it for me. It's entertaining, it's sumptuous, it's stunning, it's theatrical, it's tragic, and it's so undeniably Baz Luhrmann!

    P.S. This is set in 1922, and as I'm watching it in 2022 - the new roaring 20s are not fucking delivering and I'm upset.

  • Elvis Presley: The Searcher

    Elvis Presley: The Searcher

    ★★★★

    Fascinating documentary, worth every minute of its runtime!
    Also, a great companion piece to Baz Luhrmann's Elvis.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    ► Watch my full review in this video

    Can't wait for all kinds of people telling me how I have bad taste because I love Baz Luhrmann in all his colorful, chaotic, romantic glory, and this definitely is the most Baz Luhrmann thing I've ever seen.

  • They Live

    They Live

    ★★★★

    Why did it take me so long to watch this?
    Hi, I'm late to the party, this movie is great.
    Also, I have so many questions for these aliens...

  • Spiderhead

    Spiderhead

    ★★½

    I can see people having fun with this, but it was neither here nor there for me. The definition of a "watch it and forget it" direct-to-streaming thriller. The cast pretty much carries this movie. Expected more from Joseph Kosinski.

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    I have no idea how to rate this movie.

    It's smart, effective, and meta as hell.
    The ideas it's going for? Great.
    The remote scene? Genius.
    It's a movie to dissect, discuss and think about.
    The performances make this slightly better than the original.
    But I hated the experience of watching the original.
    This is a shot-for-shot remake by the same director.
    I hated the experience of watching this movie too.

    It's a must-watch that you never watch again.
    What the fuck kind of rating can this possibly be?