• Okja

    Okja

    ★★★½

    Watched with my younger brother, who verbally eviscerated Paul Dano every second he was onscreen.

  • Blue Ruin

    Blue Ruin

    ★★★★

    Fantastic entry into the “guy gets in way over his head and gets sucked into a world of horrifying violence” subgenre. Deals just as much in quiet moments of dread as it does in acts of sweaty, nauseating brutality. I still can’t get over how much Dwight looks like that one dude from Brooklyn Nine Nine

  • Blood Simple

    Blood Simple

    ★★★★★

    How the FUCK is this a directorial debut? The Coens’ grasp on tension and dread here is far better than most filmmakers could ever dream of achieving the first time around. You really, truly feel the weight of every stupid decision and selfish act of violence. As information is revealed to and withheld from the main characters, you can sense the paranoia building up. And that final scene! Like something out of a horror film, except somehow more intense.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    I'm so glad that these guys are making movies

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★½

    yoooo this true detective crossover went crazy lol

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Yeah this is literally just a better version of Zodiac in every possible way. Better characters (Watching detective Cho dropkick every suspect in sight never gets old), better suspense (The trope of watching someone walk towards a crime scene while everyone else moves away in terror and disgust has never been more horrific), and better MURDERS (You know exactly which scene I'm talking about).

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    Polanski really had the Austin Powers fit on huh

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    Genuinely unnerving. Jordan Peele's trademark humor seeps through occasionally, but there's no mistaking this for anything but a full-fledged horror movie. After the cerebral thrill-ride of Get Out, it felt good to genuinely WINCE at what was happening onscreen. Lupita Nyong'o's performance(s) were spectacular, and her presence filled me with a feeling of dread that rivals some of the best movie villains ever.

    Ultimately though, I left the theater more curious than terrified. A lot of ideas get thrown out…

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    claudia smiling into the camera at the end is one of the most heart-rendingly beautiful things i've ever seen.

  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    fellas, is it gay to fuck your dad? 🤔🤔🤔