• Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★

    After reading many, many, MANY negative review I took a watch myself, hoping to either find something positive (or at least more positive - the reviews were negative, but they all mentioned the movie was not ALL bad) or just have some fun with a bad movie.

    And I agree with, well, ALL the reviews really. Yes, this movie is messy, yes, it's all over the place, indeed there are too many plot threads, acting is hammy (poor poor Pedro…

  • Onward

    Onward

    ★★

    A funny idea of "in a world where history books are D&D manuals" is not enough to carry a full length movie that's anything more than mediocre.

    I've come to expect more from Pixar.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    This movie is perfect.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★½

    This movie answers the question: "What if Primer but actually fun to watch?" It's Nolan at his Nolaniest - this guy can make the old (but never tired) idea of a heist movie in thousand different flavors, and I love all of them. Also, he can keep making movies about making movies (the protagonist is actually called The Protagonist) and making time his bitch (if there is ever a movie adaptation of "Fifteen Lives of Harry August" then he's the only person to make it) and I will keep watching them.

  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    ★★★

    Nick at his Cage-iest, Richard Stanley at his most deserved. This movie is gorgeous.

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    ★★½

    Indian response to "Eurovision"... made 6 years prior ;)

    I think I figured out Bollywood recipe for a movie : take a well established and fun action/romantic/dance/heist movie trope, stretch it to the point of being ridiculous, then keep stretching, make it even more ridiculous, then more and more ridiculous, until at some point somehow it goes all the way around to awesome again.

    This is how this movie was made. Plus, the end credits do something I've never seen any other movie ever doing: showing us faces with the names of all the people involved, and in a real funny way.

  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

    Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

    ★½

    Cannot decide if it want's to be a Phryne Fisher detective story or an Indiana Jones one, and becomes boring instead.

  • Evil Under the Sun

    Evil Under the Sun

    ★★½

    Good old fashoned whodunnit that heavily inspired "Knives Out". The Professor McGonnagal vs Lady Tyrell showdown was epic.

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    ★★★

    Watched it with my daughter. Loved it. Very charming and touching. I especially loved the devoid of dialogue scenes between both Furies.

  • Brick

    Brick

    ★★★½

    An awesome noir thriller in american high school. Oh, Rian Johnson. How I love you.

  • Their Finest

    Their Finest

    ★★★

    What's not to like for me? Filmmaking - check, strong women - check, good writing - check, a death that's not there just to get some cheap tears but actually fits thematically (it's a war after all) - check.

  • The Gate

    The Gate

    They played it from VHS tape in my school's dayroom once. I was 9 at the time. Some imagery (like the eye in the hand) will remain with me forever.