• Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ½

    i don't think i will ever not be angry with the nolan batman films.

    but let's just focus on this one scene. the "it's a nice coat" scene. because it is the perfect evidence for just how committed nolan's films are to using gotham's systemic inequality as set dressing rather than a moral condemnation on those in power.

    bruce gets thrown out of the bar where falcone is holding court and he's ripping off his scarf and wallet and coat…

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    *jupiter ascending voice* i'm not your damn wife

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★★★

    in the summer heat of 2012 (i think), i (a not-yet-out-to-self white enby) was spending the afternoon and evening at the lakeside suburban home of one of my mom's white evangelical friends. while my mom and the wife were out to dinner, i was hanging out with the friend's kids in the 'care' of her husband.

    while we were making dinner -- and while critiquing my pasta cooking abilities -- the husband asked if i knew what 'classic' film was…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

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

    $356 million?!

    I would have killed tony stark for free!!

  • Gather

    Gather

    ★★★★★

    do me a favor and watch this please <3

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch

    absolutely wild to make a film that so weirdly and accurately portrays ways in which i've processed some of these kinds of traumas.

    but uhhhhhh

    maybe a little too weird. a little too on the nose. a little too the extraneous violence from girl with a dragon tattoo mixed with like 2 hours of the extraneous bussing of girls to a party in mark's imagination in the social network.

    idk i guess i don't think it should have been made.

    i guess i hope the whole cast got a lot a lot of therapy and time?

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

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

    "the world only makes sense if you force it to," says bruce with certainty. it has to be with certainty because he's about to murder someone, again. in fact the belief is so thoroughly forced that all it takes for it to shatter is the realization that he and his victim's mother share a name. (this may be the only time bruce realizes it but i doubt it's the only time it's been or will be true.) but that's all…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★★½

    in the summer heat of 2016, i (a white enby) was commuting home on a crowded bus through mattapan and the black young adult swaying next to me as we gripped the handholds had a shirt with the Symbol on it. he started talking to me, (i can't now remember how) and though i've had some not great experiences with strangers on the T he seemed very sweet and a few years younger than me so i chatted back guardedly…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    look at how they massacred my boy

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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

    in my humble opinion, it doesn't actually subvert the ~special/main character~ problems of the star wars dynasty system if you add like 10 non-dynasty characters and then just kill them all.

    like i *want* focus on non-dynasty people. i want that so much. but if all you do is make a movie with them in it but then kill them all so all that's left for the trilogies is dynasty folks, then idk what to say. it's not that subversive or whatever.

    no one prolly wants my rian johnson shit but i think rose tico is the best thing to every happen to star wars.

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    ★★★★★

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

    that line "going soft, peril" (when illya is worried about gaby's safety) is just so interesting. for all his posturing at the beginning solo has read illya all wrong...

    the entire film illya is incredible caring and careful about what matters to him. if he suddenly didn't care about gaby's safety-- that would be the indication of a change in character. solo is just projecting?

    i'm going to fuck this up but theres something there that relates to the lawrence…

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★½

    eduardo: 'i can't feel my legs'
    mark: 'i know; i'm totally psyched about this too'

    --

    elizabeth: 'i can't breathe'
    norrington: 'yes; I- I'm a bit nervous myself'
    pirates of the caribbean (2003)