• Men

    Men

    ★½

    AMC Kips Bay - DCP

    Alex Garland has only made bad movies so not sure what to have been expecting. The moments that replicated something like Robin Redbreast were decent but my god, flashbacks AND drawn out recap in dialogue? Wack. Also what the hell was this movie even about trauma? Grief? Who cares! I really hope the tide is turning for this 21st century horror going through the motions shit, I've certainly had enough.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    At Home - Amazon Prime

    When I first saw this movie I thought the Coens were sending up the corniness of the early 60s Greenwich Village folk scene, artists like Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers, The Clancy Bros, Dave van Ronk, Peter La Farge and Phil Ochs amongst others are slightly portrayed and what I thought the film accomplished was showing the mediocrity of it all until Bob Dylan arrived in town and not only changed the local music scene but…

  • Bye Bye Love

    Bye Bye Love

    ★★★

    At Home - Starz

    90s divorced dad drama. Randy Quaid as a pissed off single father, the role he was born to play.

  • Specter of the Rose

    Specter of the Rose

    ★★★★

    James's House - 16mm

    Who did Hecht have more of a beef with? Ex wives or producers?

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★

    At Home - PLEX

    The first scene of this movie was really good and I thought it was very accomplished in portraying the internet as mundane and incredibly boring.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    AMC Kips Bay - DCP

    Could trim about 20mins off but pretty good for Eggers big studio debut. His attention to period detail is on point as usual but for this narrative it certainly took its time getting there.

    Maybe I am in the minority here but Nicole Kidman sucks, in the last 5-8 years I would say anything she is in is just totally distracting, probably could have gotten the same if not better performance out of a number of other actresses.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    At Home - Blu Ray

    Filmmaking prior to the production of the Godfather was just a work out for The Godfather, Coppola uses all the tricks he had learned from European New Wave movements as well as those of classic Hollywood and contemporary New Hollywood sprinkle in his own innovative skillset, brilliant photography by Gordon Willis (which has never looked better in this 50th anniversary set) period production and costume design are of the highest order b/w 4 terrific lead…

  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah

    Godzilla vs. Hedorah

    ★★★½

    At Home - Criterion Channel

    My local Phar-Mor video had a good selection of Godzilla movies and this is one I would rent often as a kid under the [dubbed?] title GODZILLA vs. THE SMOG MONSTER. The opening credits image of an old clock stuck in the sludge water has always stuck with me.

    Environmental message is loud and clear but the films 60s psychedelia is the highlight

  • The Sting

    The Sting

    ★★★

    At Home - TCM

    It's fun because all period confidence men stuff is fun and the scale of this is grand but it is remarkably average.

  • Squirrels to the Nuts

    Squirrels to the Nuts

    ★★

    MoMA - DCP

    Still not very good, NYC film intelligentsia continues to gaslight.

  • Bronco Bullfrog

    Bronco Bullfrog

    ★★★

    Film Forum - DCP

    Lots of slaggin off n' doin fuck all in this unsung Kitchen Sink drama. I liked it and its depiction of being stuck in some shihole where everybody is naturally pissed off, also shout out music by Audience though the picture feels much more at home with Let It Bleed than British prog rock.

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★½

    At Home - PLEX

    The deaf fishermen and family drama angle works well albeit very Lifetime movie melodramatic (really soft script and inept direction) but the fucking singing and teen romance side is absolutely abysmal. The music teacher character is amongst the most diabolical in movie history.

    Often felt emotionally manipulative by continuously circling back to drama that anyone with a soul could get choked up over but that doesn't mean it is good, props to the cast who are all good, except the music teacher who should rot.

    Also the Academy is so corny