• Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    This movie is so bad lmao, absolutely irredeemable and disgusting. Can’t believe I sat next to an eight-year-old, dragged their by his parents, who has to cover his eyes for approximately 80% of the runtime. Horrific (in the bad way) thematically and it’s not even scary. It completely misunderstands everything that made the original so darkly, almost sensually appealing. It’s laughably not scary. Worst movie I’ve seen in some time 🤬

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

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

    CW: rape

    Extremely well made, and ultimately a movie I really liked — but with some extremely misbegotten moments. The structure works quite well most of the time, especially with how it comments on the subjectivity of both memory and film itself, but the decision to show Marguerrite’s rape multiple times (the second time in a truly brutal way) is quite unfortunate imo. Going to parrot the words of someone very wise, and say that showing rape on screen is…

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    The Haunting of Hill House

    ★★★★★

    Crying in the club. Astounded by this work, one of terror and grace, and Flanagan’s masterful direction. Every performance is wonderful, as Flanagan’s camera unlocks every emotion possible in our psyche.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    Loved it even more this time around, and can confidently say it’s my favorite of the Craig era (which makes it my fave overall.) It’s the quintessential Bond for the 21st century — goofy and gorgeous, action packed, with killer one-liners and a real sense of heart. The secret island base is incredible! Most importantly, it does away with pretty much all the lingering sexism of the last two Mendes pictures. There aren’t any seductions of traumatized former child sex…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    Rules extremely hard bruh 😎 action rules, Fukanaga rules, Fukanaga’s camera rules, romance and kissing rule, gadgets rule, secret island bases rule! Took a little bit of time to get going for me but once it hit its stride I was fully in love. What a fitting send off for Craig.

  • Titane

    Titane

    I don’t know what to say??? I found the first third to be repugnant and almost walked out multiple times, and then somehow made it to the end, astounded by grace and realizing Julia Ducornau had completely bamboozled me into loving a movie I thought I would hate. What the heck!!

    Would be five stars with Lightning McQueen tho #kachow

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    If u think about it, Cletus would never have become carnage had he never been sentenced to death… go off against the death penalty Andy Serkis 👑 !!!

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen

    Bad! Bad bad bad! It’s very rare that I think a movie is bad but let me repeat: bad bad bad bad bad! Ben Platt straight to jail for his Kermit-faced, over-acted, stubble-all-over-his-“seventeen”-year-old-face performance! Really sucks that you have some wonderful stuff coming from Kaitlyn Dever, Julianne Moore, and Danny Pino because Platt’s borderline offensive take on Evan saps away all of their depth on screen! Amy Adams feels oddly miscast here! Stephen Chobsky had the visual imagination of a…

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    Tammy Faye was a singer and that makes this a music biopic, meaning I can call it out for following the Walk Hard playbook perfectly. First half is way too rote and generic, focusing on hitting life beats above any sense of interiority. Second half was better, mainly because Chastain gets to move beyond her (admittedly very good) impression into some actual depth. This year’s Oscar race is going to be a bloodbath lmao

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★★★

    This movie goes so radically hard, is so different than the first installment in the series, AND YET still lives on such a pure, wholesome emotional level that I can’t help but find it a masterpiece! The Smith fight is dope and cool, and shows that the Wachowskis have rejected realism from the beginning. Freeway fight is an all-timer, and the sweaty grimy rave in Zion is a perfect encapsulation of what makes us human. Love this movie, can’t wait to watch Revolutions for the first time soon.

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    Quite moved by this intoxicating work — I love how poker’s energy is completely sapped and morphed into an ascetic ritual, one that counters the chaos of oil and blood found in the US enhanced interrogation camps. Schrader’s anger is just as palpable as it was in First Reformed, even if this lacks that film’s intense power and cathartic release. The dim casinos and sparse motels remind us of what America is to those returning from the horrific trauma that…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    This movie convinced me that kissing can literally save lives 🤪🥰😘