• Night of the Coconut

    Night of the Coconut

    ★★★½

    Knowing the story behind this and how it was made really tongue in cheek but also incredibly seriously takes this pretty funny movie with some inventive scenes and elevates it into a truly inspiring feat of filmmaking. Makes you feel like making YouTube videos really can lead to bigger things, but should also be appreciated in its own right as a form of filmmaking. And Matt steals the show.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

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

    I liked it! Just a solid good time. It’s nice to have a fun, sometimes cheesy, yet earnest superhero movie again. And it looked and sounded amazing. Raimi and Elfman knocked it out of the park. Also a lot more nods to the original Spider-Man trilogy which was fun.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

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

    Still so good, but I feel like I noticed more that this was made during COVID this time? A lot of close ups/medium shots of people in rooms. Which is not inherently bad, but feels weird for a Spider-Man movie? I think that’s just due to the previous Spider-Man movies being a lot campier/epic (or trying to be) and the Wats trilogy being more teen sitcom-y (in a good way).


    My favorite sequence is still the first fight/chase between Strange and Spider-Man that leads to the mirror dimension, which is kind of funny given what happens later…

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★

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

    This was well made and well written, but it just made me incredibly sad? However it was satisfying seeing Le Gris stabbed through the face.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    So much of the dialogue is plot exposition, so I was able to track along with certain plot points better this time around. Everything seemed to coalesce better. But it was all just as beautiful.

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    ★★★

    2 things:

    1) kinda sad Christophe Beck brought back his Paperman theme for this…I absolutely love that score and animated short. But whatever it kinda works here, just couldn’t stop thinking about Paperman while it played.

    2) there’s actually a really interesting movie in here revolving around the two secondary leads’ love story (Keys & Millie), it’s too bad it got bogged down by all the other bells & whistles

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

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

    The amount of care, precision, and patience this movie has is incredible. Reeve’s love for Batman and what a Batman movie can be just oozes off the screen. I was blown away, not in a “wow that action set piece was amazing” kind of way, but in a “wow I can’t believe they’re actually going for, and succeeding, in doing a slow, methodical noir thriller.” And man do they pull it off. 

    The last half hour drags a bit and the…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

    Each time I watch this I feel like I pick up on a new plot detail that helps me understand what the heck is going on. 😆 But it doesn’t matter anyway because it’s so well-paced and every scene is so engaging in its own way

  • Kimi

    Kimi

    ★★★★½

    Now this is how you make a pandemic movie!

    2 thoughts:

    1) Soderbergh is modern day De Palma?
    Or
    2) This movie is just modern day Blow Out?

    Either way, very good. Soderbergh consistently delivers interesting stories but it’s his ability to display such control and creativity over the camera/visuals that put his films over and above most things being made right now. Almost every time I see one of his movies I think to myself, “huh, I’ve never seen something like that before”

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★

    I feel so refreshed after this. Tough when it needs to be and gentle when it needs to be. It’s the anti-John Wick in every sense.

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★

    I almost gave this more stars, but you know what? No. I did not like this. Just like I did not like Shape Of Water or Crimson Peak or, dare I say, Pacific Rim, before it. Idk what’s going on with Del Toro but the “magic” just isn’t there anymore. Yes, there are some things to appreciate. But his latest films have such a fake, almost television-like veneer to them, and it’s made worse by cheesy, overly self-aware, performances. Can someone explain why I find his movies so “blah” now?

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo