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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★½

    - this is a classique, baby charlotte canon

    - listen i KNOW it's a mixed bag. morally and politically. it's propaganda and not the good (communist) kind the FBI thought it was

    - and yet, i am sucker for that old hollywood neat-as-a-pin script, tight pacing, and over-the-top emotion bordering on hysteria. they don't make em like they used to i tell ya!!!!

    - jimmy stewart, as always, could absolutely get it

  • Ishtar

    Ishtar

    ★★★★★

    a buddy flick about the banality of cultural imperialism

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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★

    - more awestruck harry-potter-esque shots of ryme city, this feels like a no brainer

    - detective pikachu!!!!!! HE LOOK SO SOFT!!!!!

    - the complex ethics of the pokéverse (which the games and the first movie do not shy away from) deserve a lot more attention. this film was perfectly set up to explore this instead, but instead we got a boring Family and Friendship Lesson that made absolutely no sense

    - main kid looked like he was acting in an…

  • Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

    Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

    ★★★★

    libraries: the only good institution