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  • Surf's Up

    Surf's Up

    ★★★

    This is the most "targeted to Gen X dads" movie I've ever seen and it's not the worst thing in the world. Did kids actually like it? I don't know. The wave animation tech sure is pretty.

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ½

    Bad straight Peter Thiel cosplay at best. Tailoring worse than I remembered. These tropes write themselves.

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  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★½

    I'm not sure they wrote dialogue so much as they let Momoa just knowingly talk through the scenes as himself responding to lines from cut up scripts of other superhero films they pasted together. This worked fiiiine for me. This movie knew what it was.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm a little out of the metacommentary so I'll say this.

    I enjoyed most specifically the tightrope act that I think the director & teams had to do with this one, and I can't for the life of me think of a more logical way to end this, minus "please do the things I want."*

    That said, I looked for the unique qualities of this particular director, as this franchise has kind of become "Star Wars, I Love You" after going…