• Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch

    ★★★

    Yes, it looked great and was original, but other than that I don’t think Burroughs deserves this much adoration.

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★

    Jack Lemon was a very original actor and I can see why so many people speak to highly of him, but I can’t help but wonder if he would make it in todays Hollywood. The movie itself, very well done with the tracking shots and almost artsy framing— it felt like it was newer than the 50’s but was still hanging on to many aspects that make a movie seem distinctly from the 50’s.

  • The King of Staten Island

    The King of Staten Island

    ★★★

    For every cool scene, there’s a really terrible scene.

  • Pawn Sacrifice

    Pawn Sacrifice

    ★★★

    They did Bobby Fischer pretty dirty, but it looked good while they did it.

  • Minamata

    Minamata

    ★★★½

    The look of this is really great, which makes sense considering it’s a movie, in part, about photography and capturing a moment. Depp was very good in a subdued performance— at first I was sure if Depp could keep it reigned in but, for the most part, he did (all but a couple “f you’s” and Jack Sparrowesque drunken slurring). My only real knock is that I feel like it didn’t stick the landing which, I’d argue, was due to poor secondary character development as the movie was too heavily focused on W. Eugene Smith and not the characters actually dealing with Minamata disease.

  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

    ★★★★

    I like the format of this one. Maybe a bit out there for some people, but I feel like if you hang in there the sort of meta/frame only strengthens the second half/ending. Aubrey Plaza literally and figuratively acted her panties off. Chris Abbott was Chris Abbott in a bigly way, but it’s really Plaza’s movie.

  • The Informer

    The Informer

    ★★★½

    I’ve never actually seen where when two guys are fighting over the gun and they’re doing the whole  “who can muscle the gun to the other guys head” thing turn into an actual kill shot, until this movie, and I have to say… very fulfilling.

  • Easy Money

    Easy Money

    ★★★★

    Expertly plotted which makes it no surprise it was first a book. Would have been 4.5 if not for the ending… maybe too Hollywood for how well and believable everything was set-up.

  • Space Cowboys

    Space Cowboys

    ★★

    Space Trash

  • Life

    Life

    ★★★★

    Holy shit! Now this was a believable space monster movie. I truly don’t understand how more people didn’t get behind this one, and why it took me so long to see it.

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★★

    Men, can’t live with ‘em, can’t live with out ‘em.. amiright ladies? Tehehe 

    Can’t wait for the follow-up “Women” where instead of men giving birth to men, women will just be taking shits and those shits will form into more women. 

    Jkjk roflmao.

  • Red Rock West

    Red Rock West

    ★★★★½

    How is this movie not talked about more? It’s incredible.