• Shazam! Fury of the Gods

    Shazam! Fury of the Gods


    “We’re going to need more skittles”

    In a world where we get roughly 10 superhero movies every year, it is easy to get overwhelmed and experience “superhero fatigue” and I fully expected to feel that when heading into the theater. While the Shazam movies are not the top tier of their genre, they manage to have something that a lot of these films don’t: heart. The film does have flaws and the villains are definitely the most generic villains I’ve…

  • Scream VI

    Scream VI


    Honestly, this was pretty great.

    The kills weren’t bad, the ghost face reveal was actually a pretty good twist that I didn’t see coming (I had guessed the wrong Ghostface twice during this film, and was so sure I had gotten it right).

    Also had a meta post credit scene that genuinely made me laugh. 

    An instant favorite of the series.

  • Creed III

    Creed III


    An impressive directorial debut from Jordan. The drama of the film kept me engaged throughout the film. The final fight was visually stunning (which is not something I’d expect from a boxing movie)

    Perfect life lesson from this movie: when an old friend shows up in your life, ignore them. People are better off left in the past.

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


    This film takes the longest novel in the series and condenses it way down. This adaptation also removes one of my favorite parts of the series, which is the Dursley’s conversation about the dementor attack.

    But also, I feel like I had been too harsh on order of the phoenix in previous reads of the novels and watches of the films. The themes of isolation and the world going against you certainly resonate at different times and I thought the…

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


    This film is….complicated.

    As an adaptation of the novel it leaves a lot to be desired, the Quidditch World Cup is almost entirely omitted as is the entirety of the SPEW storyline. The maze in the third task is infinitely less interesting than the book counterpart. Early movie reveals leave the genuine mystery of the story pretty much out in the open. By all logic I should hate this movie for butchering the novel….but it remains my favorite Potter film.…

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


    This movie is so close to perfect it hurts. If it weren’t for the knight bus sequence and the freeze frame ending this would be a perfect 5 stars.

    I love the cinematography in this movie. I love Buckbeak, I love Lupin.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


    Chamber of Secrets is the most underrated Potter film. It has a great mystery story, a much darker tone than the first film, and still remained relatively faithful to the book.

    Also, i only JUST discovered on this particular rewatch that Lucius Malfoy tries to use Avada Kedavra on Harry, who was a 12 year old, over giving a house elf a sock.

  • Cocaine Bear

    Cocaine Bear


    This is a movie that knows exactly what it is and it delivers on its premise—a bear eating cocaine and doing wild shit. In one scene the bear does a line of coke off of a severed leg. At that moment, I KNEW this movie had to be 5 stars.

    Also, the ambulance scene was a work of art.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


    No matter how many times I’ve seen this movie it remains just as magical and quotable as ever. The CGI might not have aged the best, but the movie is charming enough to forgive it. This is a franchise that I will love for life and it all started with this movie.

    Also a surprisingly good adaptation from the novel (aside from Peeves being cut and a few other small changes)

    I’ll forever be annoyed that they changed the title for us Americans. We know what a philosopher is for fucks sake….

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania


    With the MCU being pretty lackluster in the last few years and the second Ant-Man movie was pretty forgettable, I had low expectations but oh god, this is one of the only marvel projects post-endgame that feels like an event and has a damn good villain. A great sci-fi romp and this might be a hot take but for me this is a top tier marvel movie.

    I hope this spells out good things for the rest of phase 5. We’re off to a good start in my opinion.

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


    A fitting tribute for the late Chadwick Boseman. In my opinion, the movie’s major flaw was the antagonist. The “villain” of this film is Namor who seems like a less interesting version of Aquaman.

    However, touching emotional moments in this film make me forget about how Namor bores me to tears when he is on screen.

  • M3GAN



    Pleasantly surprised by this  I was expecting a typical January PG-13 “horror” movie. Instead I found myself invested in the story and main character of this admittedly silly horror-comedy thriller.

    I was going to rate this 3.5 stars but took .5 stars off for the doll singing. That was cringe.