• The Web

    The Web

    ★★★★½

    Whenever a character hacks in a movie now, I instinctively say, "It's hacking time!

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★

    God, I hope Michael Bay spends the rest of his career making Tony Scott films.

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★★★

    Bound is my favorite film, and tonight I went through old Facebook posts and DMs I'd forgotten about, and I realized my first viewing of it made me realize I was trans.

    I've jokingly said stuff like "Bound made me trans" before, but holy shit, it actually did.

    twitter.com/JizznyPrincess/status/1514862909830025219?t=tdxgKZzhqYRmizcYVUr17w&s=19

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★★★

    A film about the persistent struggle between lesbians and Italians.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★

    Had serious issues with the way this dealt with queer stuff--making jokes about kink, dildos, and buttplugs but then censoring a dick is so chickenshit. Plus, I just can't bring myself to care about a conservative mother learning to accept her lesbian daughter.

    Nevertheless, Michelle Yeoh kicks ass, and she carried the film for me. I ended up having a good time, even though I saw it with two girls who were definitely third-wheeling me, one of whom was texting throughout the first 10 minutes.

  • Bellissima

    Bellissima

    ★★★★½

    What if Preston Sturges directed a neorealist film?

  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★★½

    I hate seeing queer polycules fight. :(

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★

    There is a 12-minute stretch between the coffee shop scene and the birthday party scene where this becomes bad in a boring, borderline unwatchable way. Still fascinating, though. No other film really matches it tonally. Totally distinctive film from a totally distinctive, bizarre mind. So incomprehensible in its misogyny that it makes misogyny look as ridiculous as it is.

  • The Man with the Golden Gun

    The Man with the Golden Gun

    ★½

    Bond is such a prick in this one.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★

    PTA's films have always been about the failings of nostalgia, how it can place memories of pain and trauma and humiliation under shining neon lights. In those terms, this might be the film he's been working towards his whole career. I admire it. But it says something that I was more interested in the ten or so subplots than the story that's put front and center.

  • Class Action Park

    Class Action Park

    ★★

    The Defunctland video on Action Park is better and significantly shorter.

  • La Terra Trema

    La Terra Trema

    ★★★★½

    I was describing this to my friends as a communist film before I even realized it was comissioned by the Italian Communist Party.

    Visconti, I love you.