josh has written 31 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★½

    glenn close but no cigar

  • Spies in Disguise

    Spies in Disguise

    ★★½

    birdman (or the unexpected virtue of friendship)

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★½

    like, yeah? the first 20 minutes of the script were reprehensibly bad, it improves but i'd never say it rises above functional. visually... good! well not the action editing, but overall, good! but the snippets of 2D really drove home how short changed i feel with this 3D era (which peaked with tangled). i think kelly marie tran does a solid job, especially since raya suffers from boring protagonist syndrome. awkwafina is... not up to voice acting i feel. all…

  • Chaos Walking

    Chaos Walking

    ★★½

    chaos walking? more like chaos TALKING! amirite, folks? amirite? amir— [crowd boos uproariously; i am yanked off stage by a giant hook]

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★½

    WHY REAGAN, PATTY?

  • Last Christmas

    Last Christmas

    ★★½

    2002 called?

  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill

    ★★½

    at one point, a characters says this is "like some cheap melodrama". they are right.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★½

    “A lot of fans are basically fans of fandom itself. It's all about them. They have mastered the "Star Wars" or "Star Trek" universes or whatever, but their objects of veneration are useful mainly as a backdrop to their own devotion. Anyone who would camp out in a tent on the sidewalk for weeks in order to be first in line for a movie is more into camping on the sidewalk than movies.

    Extreme fandom may serve as a security…

  • Johnny Mnemonic

    Johnny Mnemonic

    ★★½

    keanu reeves is a silent film star in the live action era and thats forever going to be his greatest blessing and his greatest curse.

  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    ★★½

    i dont 🚫 know 💭 where to go 🔀
    whats the right ☑️ team 👫🏻
    i want my 🧏🏻‍♂️ own thing ⬇️
    so bad ❌ i gotta scream 🗣🗯

    i cant choose 🤷🏻‍♂️ so confused ❓
    whats it all mean ❓❓❓
    i want my 🧏🏻‍♂️ own dream 🌠
    so bad ❌ i gotta SCREAM 🗣🗯

  • Kronk's New Groove

    Kronk's New Groove

    ★★½

    its bad but just when you’re zoning out there is an extended bit that just absolutely fucking floors you!! like the pussy aint popping but it aint aint popping ya’know?

  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

    Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

    ★★½

    fully incomprehensible i think it might be a masterpiece? all the flashbacks look like they were shot by a 15 year old with their home camera, they found the titular crypt with trigonometry! miss fisher changes her outfit all the time (i too change my outfit all the time!) this movie was lowkey about israel-palestine and british colonialism, for $5 and a subway cookie i will explain politics to you (i have a major in international relations). this movie also…