• 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


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

  • 8 Million Ways to Die

    8 Million Ways to Die


    This isn't a review it's just some points, because it's 8 Million Ways to Die that I just watched, and I'm desperate for order.

    It's important that a movie live up to its cover/poster art and well, yes.

    Nothing says "this won't be Harold & Maude, sorry Ashby fans" like "co-written by Oliver Stone" splashing across the screen in 1986. Hooboy there's a lot of dialogue in here.

    I am not a fan of continuity gotchas but the moment Bridges says…

  • Black Is King

    Black Is King


    I mean the dancing and de-centering is a feast. Now that Wesley Morris mentioned that there are too many cuts in each video for this pastiche-laden storytelling, I can't unsee it. Perfect if they'd let us linger on an image for a second.

    Some of these characters are my new favorite Disney characters. I dislike Disney so much! What am I saying?! Ps I just missed dance-dance. This is very good.

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari


    Drink every time someone says "he's difficult, but great" in Christian Bale's general direction.

    (I'm going to watch this movie 100 times and I'm just as surprised as anyone)

  • Blown Away

    Blown Away


    Look, I'm FROM Boston and we shouldn't ever hear Jeff Bridges switch in and out of a Boston accent; it's a crime on many levels. Not because I'm precious with regional accents, mainly because I'm precious about JB's smooth country via LA baritone, and how dare you.

    Otherwise this is such a weird little time capsule, another bomb-obsessed action film from the 90s (wtf). I wish Tommy Lee Jones was more terrifying as a villain here. He's just kind of…

  • Seabiscuit



    Me 3 hours before: Ughs, historical horse movie Oscar bait sure fine I'll reluctantly watch

    Me 3 hours later sobbing in the dark: googling "how do I become a horse girl"

    The great: Somehow manages to pack in all of the human and animal emotion of an epic story without spoonfeeding it to you, a miracle for a 2003 drama. Beautifully steady cameras chasing horses and people in a variety of scenes, and then up close under wild horses (must…

  • Fearless



    Gorecki was a mf MOOD for this one

    The only thing i knew about this film going in was that 3 people told me to expect to have Feelings™ and that was 100% accurate. I'd like to add that Rosie Perez is a national treasure.

    A highlight of the Bridges oeuvre. I'll watch it again when I need to make sure I'm alive.

  • Arlington Road

    Arlington Road


    1999 was the year you could still see Yung Jeff Bridges Face and Crazy Heart JB Face at the same time. It's also a year where you could carry a cell phone or use a land-line and neither/nor would be weird, which is a thing briefly in this film

    Anyway time is mean and domestic terrorism, bad.

  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People


    2008 wasn't long enough ago for the dialogue to be this irrelevant and everyone is lit incorrectly as if the whole movie was shot with mirrors on the ceiling - everyone is shiny and looks older than they do now? HOW?

    BUT Gillian Anderson playing someone insecure for a change = wild.

  • Maria by Callas

    Maria by Callas


    A diva is a female version of a hustler.

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel


    Too much schmaltz! Too much ok maybe just a LOT of Film Scoring™ which is never my taste!

    OK you're right there was some very fun action. Was hoping it was going in a different direction in the beginning re: projecting what some people want from other people and their bodies vs what a person actually wants and needs from a body (tres Avatar, non?) but nontheless, she's a badass cyborg and there are bounty hunters and Mahershala.