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  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    Anna and the Apocalypse

    ★★★

    It’s the Shaun of the Dead holiday special you didn’t ask for but are grateful to see for free on cable. I secretly give this 5 stars.

  • Private Life

    Private Life

    ★★★

    I purposefully avoided this one for a while because I just knew the central story (a couple goes to every length possible to have children but fails at every turn) would cause me personal stress due to my own family's experiences with adoption, fertility, and the like. It's simply subject matter I'm not interested in because I don't want to sit through roughly two hours thinking about something that ultimately depresses me, but here we are.

    My own hangups aside,…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    The first true honest actual “comic book movie” unless you count Unbreakable, which I did until I witnessed Lord and Miller’s uncanny knack for turning mildly interesting concepts into genre-capping event films. Easily the best superhero film of the year, animated film of the year, and a contender for one of the decade’s most essential contributions to superhero cinema.

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★½

    This is definitely a creative way for us to process the Oakland Raiders moving to Vegas.