• Phenomena

    Phenomena

    ★★★

    Story, pacing, and editing are all over the place but very good visuals, acting, and music.

  • Blood for Dracula

    Blood for Dracula

    ★½

    While certainly, the Andy Warhol name attached to this film draws some attention, this felt like a typical weirdo low-budget horror film of the time. Everything about the movie feels forced and awkward, and while I guess this isn't the worst kind of movie like this I've seen there are multiple really not great rape scenes so I can't really recommend this based on that alone.

  • Heavyweights

    Heavyweights

    ★★★½

    "Heavyweights (1995) is a Marxist film that portrays the proletariat overthrowing their capitalist bourgeoise oppressors to reestablish an equal classless society. In this essay I will...

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    Beautiful looking movie with a lot of depth despite the simple premise. All of the performances are great, but Keke Palmer's character could've used more development and I generally wish more time was spent developing the brother-sister relationship. I appreciate my expectations being subverted by there not being a mystery (in the same way there was in Peele's last two movies).

    Also Jordan Peele confirmed weeb for including the Akira bike slide.

  • Castle in the Sky

    Castle in the Sky

    ★★★

    The soundtrack really working overtime here. I enjoyed the animation as usual but the story here is kind of weak. It feels like the leftover ideas from Nausicaa but made to feel more kiddie, and the kiddie-ness of the plot and characters conflicts with the epic and mature tone of the story. At best, Miyazaki was trying to make a kiddie story more grown-up but it didn't really work for me.

  • Uninvited

    Uninvited

    The most convoluted set-up to a movie about a mutant cat I've ever seen. Not enough of the cat, and the runtime felt like forever. Actual garbage,

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    Everyone is talking about Prey when everyone should be Praying to the Lord.

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★

    I'm not sure how much I like this movie. While I appreciate the level of dedication to the creativity on display, I thought that the story was too driven by metaphor and themes. Scenes feel very fast-paced and if you miss something someone says the first time you are bound to miss out on crucial information, as the visual storytelling is not strong here. There are plenty of visuals, oh boy are there visuals, but they seem more in service…

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

    Full of a lot of relatable emotions and portrays relationships in a very raw and honest way. Especially the relationship with oneself. I definitely do side with the critics who thought that the film could've gone deeper with its themes and main character. For a movie about feminism written by two men, it doesn't feel like a good look to write a main character defined by her relationships and her decision to become a mother. Yes the film is about…

  • Jurassic Park III

    Jurassic Park III

    ★½

    This movie is maybe the second worst thing to happen in 2001 amirite,

  • Batman Forever

    Batman Forever

    ★★½

    Unreal soundtrack on this movie. The future echoes of Batman and Robin linger strongly in this movie, I'm surprised no one saw the camp and cartoonishness of the films getting worse coming. As is, this feels like a natural progression from the second Batman film, which was getting more over the top as it was trying to be darker. The approach here works sometimes. Occasionally the acting and the visual style are engaging but there are no emotional stakes in…

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★

    Cute and fun! The bob's burgers team never misses tbh