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  • Thriller: A Cruel Picture

    Thriller: A Cruel Picture

    ★★★

    What does this film have that Kill Bill doesn’t?

    Penetration.

  • I Love a Man in Uniform

    I Love a Man in Uniform

    ★★½

    I watched this because it’s the least popular film on Edgar Wright’s top 1000.

    Some nice tinges of Miami Blues and Pretty Poison—power corrupts, yada yada yada. The lead actress is really good too. Just a totally okay movie. But Jesus Christ, Edgar, please watch something that isn’t crime or horror. I’m begging you.

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  • Private Benjamin

    Private Benjamin

    ★★★½

    Once I realized this was co-written by Nancy Meyers, it finally clicked why I liked it so much.

    Meyers auteurists, get on this one.

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★★½

    Surpasses El Mariachi as my favorite Rodriguez film, which I didn’t think could be done. His knack for imaginative spectacle is as marvelous as it was when he managed to make a big-budget action movie for $7,000, and the visual effects recall the most progressive moments in Spy Kids. But where this really excels is as a character drama, featuring a lead character I relate to as much as any I can think of. Trans girls are right, as always.

    “You are the most human person I have ever met.” FUCK. <3 <3 <3