• The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker

    The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker


    This is a pretty fascinating…and very sad and troubling…story. I’m happy to say that I missed this entire news cycle.

    I could write a whole essay on everything touched on in this documentary (mental illness, child abuse, the media’s culpability, social media, the dangerous and ridiculous nature of “viral fame,” etc…) I’m not gonna write an essay, but it’s highly recommended.

  • Boyhood



    In its own low-key, sweet-natured, laid-back, stargazing way, this is such a brilliant, landmark work of art. 5 stars aren’t enough for what this movie accomplishes.

    Watching my entire collection in alphabetical order: Movie #164

  • Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo

    Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo


    Hilarious, goofy, cheesy, exuberant, and thoroughly charming Z-grade Evil Dead 2 rip-off. A blast! Highly recommended for fans of cult cinema.

    Vinegar Syndrome Blu Ray looks fantastic, although what kind of world are we living in where this is on Blu Ray and Near Dark is not?!?

  • The Box

    The Box


    A movie I love so much I feel like it’s one of my life’s missions to drive up the average Letterboxd rating. 2.6? GTFOH.

    This is movie unlike any I’ve ever seen before, and its utter uniqueness only becomes more apparent with each viewing. The story, the performances, the art direction, the costumes, the cinematography, and that incredible score combine to create a haunting and dreamlike film that is, to me, rather without equal.

    And all due respect to Mandy,…

  • We Have a Ghost

    We Have a Ghost


    Ooooooooook, I was a little hard on this the first time.

    Wouldn’t have watched this again, but my partner was unaware that I’d already watched it and picked it for our weekly Movie Night. At first I was silently grumbling about it, but then ended up enjoying it a lot more this time? Life is crazy sometimes!

    It’s still a bit of a mess, but nothing really bothered me that much this time (except for the greasy combover). I laughed,…

  • 'Round Midnight

    'Round Midnight


    A great jazz film and a heartbreaker of a buddy picture, too. Wonderful all around. Thanks, Criterion, not sure I would have heard of this one otherwise.

  • Bowfinger



    Silly, smart, and funny, with tons of heart and a stacked cast, Bowfinger is one of my favorite movies about Hollywood. 

    Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, both totally invested and clearly having a great time working together, are a comedy dream team.

    Watching my entire collection in alphabetical order: Movie #162

  • Bound



    Some movies are just perfectly of their time, perfectly of their genre, perfectly written, cast, acted, shot, scored, and directed, just perfect.

    When this first came out, I didn’t yet see how clearly this stands above the sea of Pulp Fiction knockoffs that were still making their way through theaters. But like Out of Sight and Go (two of the other best films that are clearly influenced by Pulp Fiction but also brilliant on their own terms), but it’s easy to see now.

    Watching my entire collection in alphabetical order: Movie #161

  • The Devonsville Terror

    The Devonsville Terror


    Pretty surprised at some of the high ratings because I thought this was awful!

    Yeah, there are some nice effects in the last 5 minutes, but it’s not worth getting there. And the filmmaking is so generally poor in every way that any “progressive” social commentary is probably an accident.

  • 65



    Adam Driver vs. dinosaurs? In a movie that is actually based on an original idea? Not a sequel, prequel, remake, reboot, franchise extension, intellectual property, or a homework assignment for some comic book “cinematic universe?” And on top of all that, it’s only 93 minutes long? FUCK YES.

    I wish 65 embraced its inherent cheesiness a bit more and were a little more fun. This is, after all, a movie that feels like it could have come out in 1995 starring Christopher…

  • Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket


    I remember watching this on a rented VHS tape several times back in 1996. Not only was it the first film by a certain young filmmaker named Wes Anderson, but it was the first time I’d ever seen Owen and Luke Wilson. I was a fan of all three, and everything about this film, pretty much immediately. Dignan (Owen Wilson) in particular; that’s a character you just know you’ll never forget.

    A sweet-natured, funny, rather unique movie about friendship and…

  • Poetic Justice

    Poetic Justice


    Poetic Justice is definitely not perfect, starting with the title itself (Janet Jackson’s character is named Justice, and she writes poetry!🙄) but it’s much more solid than I’d been led to believe all these years.

    John Singleton deserved a lot of credit for not just repeating himself after the great Boyz N The Hood with this film, a sweet and thoughtful drama with a touching romance at its center. The social commentary is there, and a touch of bleakness, but the focus is…