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  • Kaboom

    Kaboom

    ★★★★

    Truly beyond bizarre. Feels aesthetically more like the pilot episode of a Gregg Araki webseries than anything else, but Araki's bold formal choices & auteurist qualities, plus just the extreme abundance of sex & sexiness among all sexualities & genders, make it more breezy & fun than that sounds.

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    The greatest film ever made

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ½

    The truth is that there shouldn't be disappointment. I should, by no means, feel disappointed. But, leaving the theater I was confronted with this completely overwhelming feeling of utter tiredness and sadness. After seeing the movie I was messaging one of my friends who asked why it's so poor and why I disliked it so much and my exact words were, "t's more MCU garbage but this time it's Spider-Man and it feels fucking personal". That big, fat 94% on…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Probably my favorite thing about this film is that you can so clearly feel its influences (2000s Spielberg, the original Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Denis' Enemy) while also seeing it forge new ground- it's told in such a slowly expanding, mystifying way that its interesting, clever themes stand up next to the themes of the classic 1982 film. 2049 doesn't ruin the original nor is it a bad film itself; Denis has done the seemingly impossible, creating- with…