• Elvis

    Elvis

    ★½

    I’m at that point now where actors should absolutely not sacrifice their time and expertise to mimic a person for a biopic, (I.e., JUDY, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, ROCKETMAN). Especially when the movie they have spent multiple years working for is just subpar. I was blown away by Austin Butler in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. We have lost two years of what could have been an interesting start to a career had it not been for Luhrmann snatching him up…

  • Ricochet

    Ricochet

    ★★★½

    I’ve never seen a meaner villain than the one John Lithgow plays in this movie. There’s something he does that so heinous that I audibly gasped.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★½

    Gonna keep this one in my lil pocket, to remind myself that GREAT horror movies happen when you don’t attempt to be like the current fad of over-hyped, over-zealous “horror” that we have seen in the past two years. Sometimes you gotta get Ethan Hawke in a Tom Savini mask and make your audience experience some trauma. It just works.

  • Wild Things

    Wild Things

    ★★★★½

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

    As I turned off my first-time viewing of this one, sitting there rubbing my neck in a vain attempt to massage the emotional whiplash from not one, not two, but rather about TWELVE plot twists, I realized that the real villain of Wild Things was in fact me— the snarky viewer who misunderstood Neve Campbell’s rickety poor girl from the Bayou performance as pitiful art and bad acting. Oh, what a cad I am, for at the end of John…

  • The Suckling

    The Suckling

    ★★★★

    This movie is neither pro-choice nor pro-life, which really puts it over the edge.

  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    ★★½

    My favorite thing to do in life is talk it out, so I had hoped that LEO GRANDE would be reminiscent of Linklater’s BEFORE trilogy but just replace genuine, albeit rapid life talks with something more lusty and carnal. The first 15 minutes are very sympathetic towards both main characters, but tends to get really wobbly through the runtime. I liked the conversation around Nancy and Leo’s meetups, along with the very sincere conversation regarding the legalization of sex work.…

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

    I was lukewarm on Raiff’s first film, SHITHOUSE, but this one is way more my tempo. It plays out with as much angst as an episode from GIRLS, a HBO show I’ll never stop talking about. But I do feel like Raiff, a writer, director and actor, can work on his character development. The third act is wonky because these main characters particularly the one played by Raiff himself and Dakota Johnson are not fleshed out enough. I barely understood…

  • As Above, So Below

    As Above, So Below

    ★★★

    I like the idea of cave horror movies, but damn I am just so ready for one of these movies in this sub-genre to go all out and scare the crap outta me. Like, why can’t I have more of the “let’s crawl into hell on our bellies”? THAT’S TERRIFYING.

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★½

    Obvi I drove to Drafthouse to eat a burger while watching an extended episode of Bob’s Burgers. ‘Twas fun!

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★

    Solid movie from the horror master himself. There’s so much to unpack here and lots to think about. I kept wanting “more” though. And what that “more” is I’m still figuring out.

  • Belle

    Belle

    ★★½

    Low key boring

  • Times Square

    Times Square

    ★★★★

    Absolutely the best punk female friendship movie I’ve ever seen.