• Hackers

    Hackers

    ★★★★

    I know that even 4 stars is pushing it a bit, but I love this movie so much I don't care. It has 5 stars in my heart.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★

    Refn does a lot better with male leads than female ones (thinking of The Neon Demon). My one complaint is that I wanted this to continue the dreamy SoCal fairy tale vibe all through the movie, and it had other ideas.

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★

    This suffers from having the same name as one of the greatest slasher movies of all time, but taken on its own it's definitely solid Christmas horror.

  • 30 Days of Night

    30 Days of Night

    ★★★½

    This movie doesn't get the respect it deserves. A great American vampire take.

  • Blood and Black Lace

    Blood and Black Lace

    ★★★★

    Incredibly beautiful

  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    ★★½

    Honestly, this movie isn't for me -- it's for tween girls to watch with their moms, and that's fine.

  • Priest

    Priest

    ★★½

    Like many comic adaptations, Priest is great ideas executed poorly.

  • Romancing the Stone

    Romancing the Stone

    ★★★★½

    It probably doesn't deserve 4.5 stars, but I cannot give it anything less. I realized watching it again many (many many) years later that this movie is where my love of travel started -- it was seeing Joan Wilder find her inner strength, kick some butt, and dance in the town square. How could tiny Jessica want anything less for her own life?

  • Run

    Run

    ★★★

    Everyone does their job well and I appreciate the care put into this movie, but at the end of the day the plot is what you think it's going to be, and it goes exactly where you think it's going to.

  • The New Mutants

    The New Mutants

    ★★½

    You can see the vague outline of a good movie in there, taunting you. But honestly not as bad as I expected.

  • Dark Crimes

    Dark Crimes

    ★★★

    Apparently everyone hates this movie, and I understand why because it's extremely EDGY, but I'm a sucker for a sad desaturated European sexcrime thriller.

  • Lucky

    Lucky

    ★★

    If you're craving a patriarchy-as-monster movie you should watch The Invisible Man again. Instead, Lucky takes an interesting concept and then shouts "IT'S A METAPHOR, GET IT?" in your face for 90 minutes. (And I say that as a feminist and a horror fan.)