• Coraline

    Coraline

    ★★★★½

    I remember being 9 years old and having a double feature of this and The Ring. I couldn’t sleep and my mom was all like: “You shouldn’t have watched that movie with the girl that comes out of the TV.” And I was too embarrassed to tell her Coraline was what did it for me.

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★½

    So disappointed with this new Pixar entry. It might be my second least favorite after Cars 2. 

    The first 20 some minutes promised a much cooler and inspired film than what we got. It features an interesting narrative that involved passage of time through space and it provided Buzz with a deeply moving character arc. 

    After that, this becomes maybe the most formulaic “check-box” Pixar film in their modern catalogue. None of the story beats were interesting anymore, the emotional…

  • X

    X

    ★★★★½

    On second watch I was able to notice and appreciate just how much this narrative flips the slasher formula on its head and it’s so damn cool!

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    My theater was packed and my audience applauded like 6 times in the final act which was annoying because someone would always start the applause and it would build. By the time the movie finally reached the end someone started to applaud but I think everybody else collectively was like “nah my hands hurt now lmao” and it was very anticlimactic. 

    Movie was fantastic by the way.

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★★

    MEN boasts excellent, vibrant images that are beautiful to look at even in the most subtle sequences. The film is filled with tension, danger and uncertainty lurks through its entirety; never once did I feel a sense of safety. Alex Garland shows flawless control in pacing. The performances are all top-tier. The final act is definitely going to strike up lots of discourse, it is ridiculous with the amount of metaphors that are thrown at the viewer that it is…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    I REALLY liked this. 

    The first act is borderline unwatchable, the cinematography, lighting and visual choices made it have the appearance of an SNL production and it was just so distracting. 

    Once we are introduced to the whole Multiverse idea, Raimi definitely pulls some tricks from under his sleeve, both: visually and conceptually. It is constantly engaging and high-energy. Definitely one of the least MCU-feeling films to date, and at this point, that statement can be nothing but a positive. …

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Robert Eggers, you are a king.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    If you took a 5 minute bathroom break during this movie, you would miss: 10 belly laughs, 4 plot twists, 37 WTF moments, 145 scenery changes and 2 Ratatouille references.

  • X

    X

    ★★★★½

    X is an absolute banger. It provides an incredibly engaging narrative that is constantly evolving into something new. Seriously, it just gets crazier and crazier as the runtime ages. The cinematography and editing choices are top-notch, and the performers are all extremely likable. When it’s funny, it demands belly-laughs; when it’s scary, it’ll have you biting your nails in torturous anticipation, and when it’s disturbing, it’ll make you beg for a cutaway. THIS is horror.

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★★

    Shameful this won’t get the theatrical release it deserves, because Turning Red is one of those rare films to come out of Disney that feels like a project made by someone with a vision. 

    It’s enchanting to an infectious extent, to the point that I found myself smiling just to be in the presence of this story, even if nothing particularly funny was happening. Stylistically, it is different for Pixar, adopting the overly-cartoony style of Luca and a fast-paced and spontaneous…

  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    ★★½

    Tom Holland is so damn charming that he elevated a film that is, at best, mediocre. Not much too say other that I was very entertained.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    THE BATMAN challenges fans who have grown accustomed to the fast-paced scape of modern super-hero films to be patient, and invites them on a ponderous 3-hour mystery filled with political intrigue, challenging character progression, and glorious action sequences sprinkled in here and there that feel so eventful and relentless as the film isn’t constantly throwing noise at you just for the sake of it.

    So fucking fantastic.