• National Treasure

    National Treasure

    ★★★★★

    Not feeling particularly patriotic as of late, but this movie always does it for me. I love that Ben Gates is idealistic about the idea of a better America, but not blind to reality. It's not a political movie, but it's a nice sentiment.

    Plus the story is nothing but galaxy brain Illuminati nonsense, and that's just good cinema.

  • Airplane!

    Airplane!

    ★★★★★

    "Jim never vomits at home."

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★★

    Daniel Radcliffe stay weird my man

  • Pitch Perfect

    Pitch Perfect

    ★★★★★

    I have zero interest in ever attending an actual a cappella competition, but I would die for these women

  • Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

    ★★★★★

    "He saved friendship with his song!"

    Literally everyone in the cast is giving the best performance of their career.

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    ★★★½

    This cast is peak 90s hotness.

    Classic summer spookiness.

  • The Fog

    The Fog

    ★★★★½

    "Get inside and lock your doors, close your windows. There's something in the fog!"

    What it lacks in character, it makes up for with the spookiest, spoopiest vibes. Carpenter really thought "what is water vapor was evil" and made one of the scariest movies ever.
    King shit.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    One could argue that the most famous people in history are Jesus Christ, Mother Teresa, and Elvis Goddamn Presley.

    And the film is more interested in that, selling the personality of a celebrity who was worshipped rather than the birth, life, and death of a complicated and controversial man.

    But that makes sense because it's told though the eyes of conman and salesman Colonel Parker, who would rather paint this as a fantasy about a god on Earth, rather than…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

    Just went to a screening of this followed by a Q&A with the king himself, and seeing it with a packed house was really special. It's always a different feeling when the audience already loves the movie. People literally applauded when DP Douglas Slocombe's name came up in the credits.

    Movie itself is still absolutely unbelievable, just one iconic setpiece after another, and craziest of all is how effortless Spielberg makes it look. Seeing it on the big screen for the first time felt like an entirely different experience.

    Truck chase is still the best thing ever.

  • Alligator

    Alligator

    ★★★★

    Is this movie really good or are alligators just nightmare dinosaurs that scare the hell out of me?

    Who's to say?

  • Air Force One

    Air Force One

    ★★★★

    I'm a simple man: I see Air Force One on TV and I watch it til the end

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★★½

    idk I liked it, sue me