• Fleetwood Mac: The Dance

    Fleetwood Mac: The Dance

    ★★★★★

    This concert happened the day I was born. And ironically has alot of my favorite versions of Fleetwood Mac's songs.

    This version of I'm so Afraid goes so hard, without a doubt the superior version.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    The Green Knight. Directed by David Lowery (A Ghost Story, The Old Man & The Gun, Pete's Dragon). A new adaptation of the Arthurian medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a story of one young knight's quest to define his servitude to honor, in spite of uncertain death.

    Going into the film, I have previously read the 14th century old poem of the original (or whatever version my high school senior year English teacher had me read), so…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★½

    Old. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, The Happening). On a tropical getaway, a group of people find themselves rapidly aging on a hidden beach, that they can't escape from.

    I won't get into spoilers or too much discussion into the story, but it would be very easy to nitpick and tear apart the glaring plot holes or weird logic of the film. But Shyamalan's cinematic sensibilities through the film's gritty sound design and…

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★½

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

    Playing the opening of Black Sabbath's The Wizard and then fading into The Rolling Stone's Sympathy of the Devil, was the most heinous music edit I've heard in a movie in quite some time.

    Bonus half star for opening the movie on some classic Supertramp and the overall fun performances.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    I just finished watching a fan edit of this film known as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ASCENDANT. While the core story of the film is unchangeable, this version of the film, made by tons of fans, re-edits the film with addition VFX shots, re-arranges scenes, and even adds lines, but done in a high quality fashion.

    Many aspects of the film don't seem so uncanny now, like the pacing, the heavy blue color grade over everything and less…

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    ★★★

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

    I will say that while I find some of the concepts present in every Terminator film since T2 are intriguing, none of them ever really hit the mark as those first two.

    Still Dark Fate I feel is one that finds a balance of the nostalgia of the first two with its own unique spin to the Terminator franchise. Bringing back Linda Hamilton was a nice touch and felt as if she was right at home as Sarah Conner again.…

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    ★★★

    Extended Edition

    This felt like a completely different film with the extended and added scenes. For starters, this version of the film is RATED R. And it definitely earns that rating.

    The violence on display (which is heavily in the deleted scenes) is BRUTAL. There were instances where I was utterly blown away by the amount of blood and limbs (more so due to the fact that none of the violence in the previous two compare), or actions of immense…

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    ★★★

    Extended Edition

    This version of the film has alot more scenes from the book, that expands alot on what I thought would have helped in the theatrical cut. More Beorn moments, more getting lost in Mirkwood before the spiders arrive, (I think there is some added Smaug moments or alternative scenes, I'm not 100% sure but his scenes felt different). Though by adding these, the film feels especially bloated and its 3 hour runtime seems much longer. It also causes…

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Black & White Version:
    All the compositions and lighting work tenfold in B&W. Felt like seeing it for the first time all over again. The Criterion transfer is perfection.

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★½

    While I'm always amazed at what Charlie Kaufman creates and brings to the screen, I'm always prepping myself for the eventual analytical self-crisis or constant meta-psychological viewpoint. And while I can empathically agree with what Kaufman has to say about life and the world, I tend to view his remarks in a more pessimistic or cynical perspective, which is something I tend to see myself just not favoring as much nowadays. This isn't so much a diss against his work,…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    Tenet. Directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, The Dark Knight Trilogy). A secret agent embarks on a time-bending mission to prevent reality’s annihilation. For sure, Nolan’s most complex yet disorienting film to date. With the concept of “inversion” that deals with the inverse of time, while simultaneously dealing with the natural flow of time within the same scene is truly an awe to behold. The amount of staging and building of such set-pieces had to be so meticulous, that…