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  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★★½

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

    i am pretty disappointed-but-not-surprised that this generally doesn't live up to the stylish direction of its predecessors, which is half the reason why i love ocean's eleven so much, BUT i would say this is on par with twelve and thirteen for sheer level of fun (which is the other half)! the cast is wonderful (i wish there had been more cross-character interaction, but there wouuuld be plenty of room for that in a sequeeeel...), and the heist itself is…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★½

    woof

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    a competent adaptation of the 2002 spongebob squarepants episode "clams"

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★★½

    inherits the strange comedy of other bong joon ho movies and amplifies it to make a charming, fun, and heartbreaking movie. all the characters are lovable/love-to-hateable in their own way, (mija is a wonderful protagonist) and the story's wacky nature adds more to the film's charisma than it detracts from any sort of logic. the corporate/activism plot doesn't hit the moral quite as powerfully as, say, snowpiercer, but its message still comes through resonantly; i kept wishing this was a kid's movie, but i know i wouldn't want to soften the ending's blow. i'm going to pet my dog and go to sleep now