• Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★½

    A true epic and one of the great cinematic tragedies. Whatever problems you have with little details of this film, you simply cannot deny the power of the piece as a whole. I can’t really think of anything to compare this movie to. There’s really no other film that is as weighty, as devastating, that has such a feeling of grandiosity and significance. 

    Also I recently finally finished watching The Clone Wars show (the final season is amazing) and watching that makes this movie even better.

  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    ★★★½

    I’ve seen the first one a few times but never watched this one till now for some reason. Funny I went all these years not knowing the opening “twist” that ruins the first movie. Aside from that terrible opening though, I actually think this one is better than the original.

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★★

    First time watching this. I knew that it was supposed to be a film that de-romanticizes the old west and it is definitely that. At every turn this film emphasizes how not heroic or cool any of the violence is, even when it is done to people who “have it coming”.  But then I felt like the ending of the movie kind of went against that thematic through-line, with an exciting but more conventional climactic shootout. Granted it is an…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    “I want to be real for you.”

    “You are real for me.”

    It had been too long since I watched this. (And that’s the only context in which the words “too long” should be used in relation to this movie). I think it’s perfect. Such a beautiful film on every level. It might be my favorite movie but that seems ridiculous since it’s only three years old. And it might be better than the original but that one is a masterpiece…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    It’s amazing, every time I watch this movie I interpret the ending differently, based on where I’m at in life. The first time I watched it, being a young hopeless romantic who had never been in a relationship, I thought the end of the film was hopeful and uplifting. When I watched it again after my first relationship ended, I interpreted the ending as cynical, basically saying how we are all doomed to repeat the same cycles of heartbreak again…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★

    This was...not good. Like at all. I really don’t know why everyone is losing their minds over this. It was like Coco and Inside Out mashed together but nowhere near as good. The first 5 minutes were pretty great and everything after that was meh at best. I liked the music whenever it happened and the animation on the earth scenes was really good. But I hated the animation style for the after/before realm. It looked so uninteresting, even unfinished…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★½

    I loved this. I can see why people feeling disappointed by it because it’s been a pretty dry year for serious films and it felt like the hopes and dreams of us film lovers rested on this movie. And I can see why this isn’t what people were expecting. It definitely does not focus on the Welles side of the story at all. It doesn’t even focus on the writing of Citizen Kane as much as you would expect. But…

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    Meet Me in St. Louis

    ★★★★

    Watched this with my mom cuz it’s one of her favorites and... it’s just so nice, ya know? *sniff

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★

    John Carpenter’s 14th film, and he has said he considers this the third film in his “Apocalypse Trilogy”, the first two being The Thing and Prince of Darkness. And I would definitely say In the Mouth of Madness is the darkest of all of them. This has to be the most nihilistic film Carpenter has ever made, and it’s extremely unsettling as well. I honestly don’t know if I was in the headspace to watch this movie, but maybe there…

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★

    So I love this movie? So weird that people think it’s the worst one. It’s so good. Possibly the most ambitious film in the most ambitious film saga of all time. A lot of the dialogue and acting is very melodramatic but that fits the style and the type of story Lucas is telling. And maybe I didn’t always feel this way, but this time I found Hayden Christensen’s performance to be totally convincing. He’s completely believable as an awkward,…

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★★

    I like this movie. But the acting is real bad, apart from Liam Neeson who rules in this. Qui-Gon is my favorite Star Wars character. And the duel of the fates scene is still amazing but I kind of wish there was more of it because it’s better than everything else in the movie and it feels like it’s over too fast. Maybe this film is best enjoyed after having recently watched one of the sequel trilogy movies. (Not like I’m gonna do that though).

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★

    I finally get why this movie is great. The first time I watched it, and any time I tried to rewatch it, I was bothered by how it’s not a Batman movie, rather a Tim Burton movie with Batman characters. Like Tim Burton hijacked the comic book to make a movie about his own weird hang-ups. 

    And I mean that’s all still true, but if you take this movie on its own terms, it’s kind of amazing. This movie is…