• Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    I wanna talk about Bruno

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★½

    Adam McKay is an interesting guy. 

    The way I feel about this film is pretty similar to the way that I feel absolutely Vice. McKay obviously has a lot to say and is also obviously very intentional in the way the presents it, but it’s not for everyone. And I recognize it. I’ll say I thought the film was hilarious, well-written, and the performances were great, but there was also some stuff that felt cringy or frantic. But I was…

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★★★

    Easily one of the best films of 2021, and I’m sad I didn’t see it sooner. Will Smith is captivating here and probably my favorite leading performance of the year. Definitely my pick for the Oscar. The rest of the cast is also outstanding. Aunjanue Ellis was also amazing here, and I loved her role. The writing here is outstanding, the direction is beautiful, just everything about this film is amazing. An easy 10/10. If you haven’t watched this yet, pursue this. Just magnificent.

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    This was an interesting film. 

    First, it completely went against my expectations of what I thought the film would be. I expected a lot more to happen throughout (that’s what I thought from the trailers). What I got was a business movie with lots of gaslighting. And while I was intrigued enough at the plot, I wanted more out of it. I was expecting more out of it. That’s not the fault of the true events, that’s on the marketing.…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    A very different film than what I expected. And I’ve got a lot to piece together thematically. But very very good. I have a lot of thoughts but it’s hard to articulate them at the moment.

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★★

    anyways, how is your sex life?

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    This is an adaptation of the play that feels necessary to produce through the medium of film. It manages to be wholly Shakespeare and wholly A24 at the same time. The cinematography sets this apart among other Shakespeare adaptations, with beautiful composition, lighting, and perspective in each and every shot. It tells this story in a fashion that could only be experienced through film. And it’s fantastic. The performances and directing are amazing and fit perfectly. It’s just an amazing film and a visceral experience.

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★★★

    A beautiful film that acts as a slice of life type story. I love the perspective of seeing the world through the eyes of Buddy and the things he thinks about: love, fear, fun, and change. You see the world (or in this case, the film) with a childlike sense with heavy touches of the harsh reality they exist in. It’s a really nice balance that Branagh finds. Because we see life through Buddy’s eyes, we get to know his…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★½

    I think I underrated this one a bit. WOW, I had so much fun watching it this time around. Not only is it a compelling story with interesting characters, it’s wildly entertaining and extremely well put together. The shots are beautiful and the sound work is electrifying. And the editing is a big standout! Maybe it’s the Oscar win for editing that helped me notice it, but it just stuck out this time. It’s a great time. Just an all-around great movie. Not trying to do or accomplish anything, just a fantastic movie and nothing more. I love it.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★

    Like the original, this does a wonderful job of staying self-aware and playing the tropes. It’s fun to have a modern film that addresses the monotony of reboot-sequels while also being a reboot sequel. And you can tell everyone involved had so much fun making this. The biggest issue I have, though is that it sometimes falls into those tropes. Not much, but every now and then. Or it feels too much like the original. But there’s enough subversion of…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    An awesome, self-aware movie that plays on its tropes and delivers a truly thrilling slasher film. Featuring great performances, excellent deaths, and a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you like horror, thriller, or slasher films and you haven’t seen this, watch this asap.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    A faithful adaptation to the original story that is elevated by Spielberg’s masterful directing and the added technologies of modern filmmaking. Some great editing and some of the best cinematography of 2021 as well. It was everything I could’ve asked for out of it.