• Dune

    Dune

    i found this to be marvelous like some, but perhaps my strange hill to climb atop is that i found it satisfying as is—which is not to say i think we don’t need a part 2 (we do), but that part 1 stands alone, and it stands tall.

    we enter a dense, dust-filtered world with Dune, but no time is wasted laying excessive exposition. we’re dropped into time, space, and spice, right at the end of the beginning of a…

  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    this makes that one music biopic that shan’t be named look THAT much worse

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    unexpected route for a Halloween prequel

  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    please… i am begging someone to clarify how this was filmed. was there a filmmaking crew there?? there couldn’t have been right?? so was it recreated? if it was recreated how did they film the children??? i have so many QUESTIONS about this

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    cleanly and cooly directed action sequences are my love language :)

    this was excellent in IMAX!! there are some truly outstanding sets and sequences that manage to both unexpected and purposeful—when the action is clear, you feel as if you’re in the midst of it all, rather than held at an arm’s length distance confused by weird lighting or shot choices. this is a fine farewell to this era of Bond, and i thought it stuck a good landing even…

  • Neh

    Neh

    neh? neh

  • Wayne's World

    Wayne's World

    i liked watching this with charlie more than i actually liked it, but i still has fun

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    over the top, melodramatic satire that holds up tragically well. i don’t think i loved this quite as much as Total Recall, but i loved this a lot. what Verhoeven has to say about violence and memory is so poignant: trauma, both personal and systemic, lives on in the body and colors everything. i think Lewis is a really touching figure for what support and understanding looks like after life as known before comes undone: unflinching and tender even in the face of horror

    also robocop is kind of hot

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    a lot more conventional and streamlined than the original, but still (dumb) fun. it starts to say something interesting about trauma in a seedling thought about becoming the hunter vs the hunted, predator vs prey, but wastes time on a pretty cheesy first act instead of establishing a better foundation for truly excavating something deeper. the performances are great and the score is transcendent so even if this doesn’t rise to meet the horrifying occasion, i’m still excited for the next parts

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    i liked this a lot—like A LOT a lot. could it have been the fact i saw it in 4dx and felt like i was on the Indiana Jones ride for 2 hours? maybe so

    but also i think this nails both the humor and heart and ffs it has Tony Leung AND Michelle Yeoh, boasting one of the most outstanding credits with those two alone. the action is choreographed so beautifully, and the direction of the film is some of the clearest, most exciting Marvel has seen in years

    this might be my all-time favorite Marvel film haaaaa what a joy!

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    i watched this so i could see Shang-Chi today in 4DX but i, boo boo the fool, failed to check seats before driving all the way downtown, only to discover all showings before 11pm <3 sold out <3

    but i still enjoyed this as the only Iron Man movie i’ve seen lol

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    really floored, unsettled, and challenged by Halloween in ways i didn’t expect to be! i never would have seen this if my boyfriend hadn’t said he would watch it with me—i don’t really “do” “scary films,” let alone ones classified as classic slashers. i don’t like violence, i don’t like jump scares, and i really don’t like gore

    Halloween, more than anything, reminded me of early Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me—suburban horror that percolates below the surface, surfacing slowly…