• The Way Back

    The Way Back

    ★★★★

    Beer. Basketball. Ben Affleck.

    What’s better than this? Just guys being dudes.

    [📽: iTunes]

    [No. 85 /// 2021]

  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages

    ★★½

    Produced by TOBEY MAGUIRE.

    Written by JUSTIN THEROUX.

    Very, very, very much starring TOM CRUISE.

    Everyone in this movie is clearly having a wonderful fucking time, so why shouldn’t I?

    [📽: iTunes]

    [No. 84 /// 2021]

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    ★★★★

    Congratulations, liars! You know who you are and you know who you want. Ain't nothin' gonna change that. Shit!

    Natasha Lyonne is just the fucking best, isn’t she? And don’t even get me started on RuPaul. Just a classic, from tip to tail. We love to see it.

    [📽: iTunes]

    [No. 83 /// 2021]

  • Smoke

    Smoke

    ★★★★★

    A damn near perfect mid-90s star-studded “Glory Days of Miramax” indie film — and one that I’m already excited to watch again.

    Now if only we didn’t have to see Bob and Harvey’s name flash across the screen at the beginning of the flick…

    [📽: iTunes]

    [No. 82 /// 2021]

  • Jordan Rides the Bus

    Jordan Rides the Bus

    ★★★★

    A deeply insightful and surprisingly moving portrait of sports as catharsis.

    How can you not be romantic about baseball?

    [📽: ESPN+]

    [No. 81 /// 2021]

  • Breakaway

    Breakaway

    ★★★★

    Maya Moore is a living fucking legend — and this entire story is just extraordinary.

    [📽: ESPN+]

    [No. 80 /// 2021]

  • Our Friend

    Our Friend

    ★★★★★

    The best movie of 2021 (so far, at least), written by the creator of the best show of 2021 (so far, at least). Brad Ingelsby is a fucking beast, y’all.

    [📽: Amazon Prime]

    [No. 79 /// 2021]

  • The Guilt Trip

    The Guilt Trip

    ★★½

    Seth Rogen is wonderful, Barbra Streisand is wonderful, and this movie is a motion picture.

    But if you’re looking for something to put on while you grind away at missions on MLB The Show 21, then look no further!

    [📽: iTunes]

    [No. 78 /// 2021]

  • Bull Durham

    Bull Durham

    ★★★★½

    Baseball is religion. Film is religion. The shot of Susan Sarandon walking home in the rain at the end of Bull Durham is religion.

    [📽: Criterion Collection Blu-Ray]

    [No. 77 /// 2021]

  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    ★★★★★

    Hey, rookie! You were good.

    Please excuse me while I read the book this based on, then read the screenplay, then immediately watch it again.

    This is going to be a new favorite.

    [📽: 4K Ultra-HD]

    [No. 76 /// 2021]

  • Sophie: A Murder in West Cork

    Sophie: A Murder in West Cork

    ★★

    We’re truly living in a golden age for massively overlong true crime docuseries with little to no resolution. Finally, something for all those who hate knowing more than what a cursory Wikipedia search could tell you about a case!

    (I’m not in a good mood.)

    [📽: Netflix]

    [No. 75 /// 2021]

  • Pretend It's a City

    Pretend It's a City

    ★★★★

    Nothing short of de-damn-lightful!

    Fran Lebowitz and Martin Scorsese are a match made in heaven — particularly for a world that’s found itself deprived of face-to-face in-person discussion for so very long now.

    Conversation is an art — as is basketball, for the record — and Fran is undoubtedly an artist.

    [📽: Netflix]

    [No. 74 /// 2021]