• The Killing

    The Killing

    ★★★★

    "I often thought that the gangster and the artist are the same in the eyes of the masses; they are admired and they are worshiped, but there is always present underlying wish to see them destroyed at the peak of their glory"

  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★

    Kind of a tonal mess, both being very silly and trying to tackle racial themes. The two sides just don’t work, so while this movie has a lot of fun goofiness to it you really can never quite settle into it. I don’t know if Roger Moore really has a grip on the character either, he doesn’t feel Bond-like to me here

  • Sully

    Sully

    ★★★★

    Can we get serious now?

  • Not Okay

    Not Okay

    ★★★

    I don’t think this movie is amazing or anything, but I do think it tackles the weird emotional “blankness” social media use causes, and the disconnect between internet posts and real life, without coming off as pandering or holier than thou. And honestly I think that’s impressive in and of itself.

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★

    I truly wonder what I’d think about this movie if I saw it for the first time today. I saw this in high school, and my mind was BLOWN by the big twist.

    I watch it now, and it’s really so obvious. Which sounds like a hacky complaint about a twist movie; that once you know the twist you can’t un-know it. But if you watch The Sixth Sense for example, knowing the twist doesn’t take any power away from that movie.…

  • JFK

    JFK

    ★★★★

    Unbelievable how much this reminds me of the way people talked about the U.S. government in 2020. As I get older I keep having these realizations that the feelings of today that are so oppressively upsetting have been around for decades upon decades. It’s kinda horrifying, how far we haven’t come as a country. 

    Also Joe Pesci and Tommy Lee Jones look absolutely hilarious in this movie.

  • Luck

    Luck

    Stunningly bland and derivative. Abysmal voice work and really crummy stilted animation. A sincere waste of time

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★

    Pretty rad! Simple and straightforward, this is a cool spin on the premise of the original film with good action and fun thrills

  • The Doors

    The Doors

    ★★

    About as generic as generic gets in terms of the trope-y music biopics. Kilmer is fantastic, and I am honestly a big fan of The Doors. But aside from just having a lot of music I like in it this did very little for me

  • Born on the Fourth of July

    Born on the Fourth of July

    ★★★★

    Wasn't sure what I'd think of this but Cruise really delivers a powerful performance that's aged phenomenally. An intensely damning portrait of the way the military gobbled up and shat out America's youth during Vietnam

  • The Aviator

    The Aviator

    ★★★★

    "Howard...do you really think they're gonna let you put out a whole movie just about tits?"

    "Sure!...who doesn't like tits?"

    One of the better "Old Hollywood" movies I've seen, and a really spectacular performance from Leo

  • Talk Radio

    Talk Radio

    ★★★★★

    The phrase “hidden gem” gets thrown around so often that it’s almost lost all meaning. But let me tell ya it applies here, this thing is phenomenal


    “Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words..cause permanent damage”