• Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

    just one of those movies that’ll always feel like it was specifically made for me, both the inner child and the outside one that has had to keep growing, while also blissfully aware of it being the same for so many others. Spielberg crafts pure, timeless cinema magic for me and you and everyone else too.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    “Come on Mav do some of that pilot shit!”

    boyfriend winced cause i grabbed his arm so hard for minutes on end during the last act. excellent tension and all around very fine filmmaking! every goose throwback had me teary-eyed, emotions soaring as fast & high as maverick in his jet

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    “once you're a parent, you're the ghost of your children's future.” some of the most hardcore shit ever been written, i started SOBBING

  • The Fallout

    The Fallout

    ★★★★

    landed on this randomly on a tuesday night and was left so utterly, exhaustively shellshocked by its sheer anger and grief that i immediately fell asleep after. and the next morning i woke up to the news of nineteen middle schoolers having got murdered on school grounds. the mourning never ends

  • No Exit

    No Exit

    ★★★★

    “Everybody’s got a tell. Trick is, play the man, not the hand.”

    contained snowy thriller with an insane Beltrami score and one of the year’s strongest lead performances in horror by Havana Rose Liu. a very nice surprise indeed! and an excellent showcase of nailguns as weapons as well

  • X

    X

    ★★★★

    “Must be one goddamn fucked up horror picture.”

    Ti West keeps making these tongue-in-cheek subgenre movies that are extremely interesting to me but never fully hit the mark. this is the closest he’s come thus far however, what with the brazen take on exploitative slasher porn with almost tender themes of lost youth and ageing, and of course the by me all too well-loved setting of a good, creepy farm home coined with a compelling final girl. Mia Goth stays…

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★★

    “I should go with you, just for back up and awesomeness.”

    exactly the kind of foreseeable, cheesy adventure romcom that the trailer promised and also a fulminant celebration of Channing Tatum’s talent for playing himbos.

  • Moon Knight

    Moon Knight

    ★★

    “The voices in your head... there's chaos in you.”

    I keep saying I’m not gonna watch these MCU shows anymore cause they’re just getting worse and worse but once again I have let myself be swayed, this time by none other than forever crush Oscar Isaac. did not matter. came close to actually hating this. episode 5 is good, the rest I don’t even care to talk about.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    “You break the rules and become a hero. I do it and I become the enemy. That doesn't seem fair.”

    at its best when Raimi leans into his cheese with demon-cam, stacked old school fades and overlays and all the little campy frights and fights they let him pull in; at its worst when the franchise template comes in and mandates the epitome of mediocre action and bland exposition paired with just as stale cameos. it also doesn’t do anything…

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

    this lovely buddy movie understands one very important thing and perfectly uses it as one of its core devices: Paddington 2 is, in fact, incredible

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    “You must choose between kindness for your kin, and hatred for your enemies.”

    after the second act opened with a sprawlingly brutal raid of a Russian village there was a sudden silence and the woman two seats over from me very loudly went “Holy Shit”. yes ma’am, me too. this was so unrestrained and hardcore, yet just as interested in exploring its vengeful themes through lyrical depths. viking lore retold by the contemporary heavy metal shakespeare himself.

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★½

    not Hercule Poirot’s mustache getting a backstory that has more layers than the mystery itself and any of its characters. it is now the protagonist of the franchise. is this what Branagh meant when he said the next movie was gonna be different in tone and genre… melodrama surrounding crime-solving mustache at rock bottom after parting ways with lifelong human companion