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  • The Babysitter

    The Babysitter

    ★★½

    I love its MTV Scream/Teen Wolf aesthetic because it's all about hot people and that kinda ironic, referential, sorta meta humor. The relationship between this kid and his babysitter at the beginning feels odd. Samara Weaving is really good but not quite as good as Jessica Rothe in Happy Death Day. Bella Thorne is better than expected. Robbie Amell is literally one of the blandest, most forgettable hot guys™ alive. McG is a slightly better director than I would have…

  • The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger

    ★★★½

    I admire its aspirations, even if it's a little bloated

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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…