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  • Psycho Goreman

    Psycho Goreman

    ★★★★★

    I reacted to Psycho Goreman the way other people reacted to Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. And I liked that movie! The way some folks talked about it, they spent the runtime rolling on the floor, as if the movie was programmed to tickle their exact sense of humor. It’s so cool to experience a piece of media that feels like someone took their hands, scooped your brain out, and turned a dream into reality. You come out…

  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★★

    Didn’t like this one as much as others did, but the Amblin vibes were strong with this one. Genuinely shocked how long they would go without cutting! Would vastly prefer to watch this over Super 8 (a movie with some really talented kids and not much else) any day, though.

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    Here's how I described Uncut Gems, after watching it: "Uncut Gems is the cinematic equivalent of having a two-hour heart attack."

    I'm someone who doesn't like to spend money. It doesn't mean I won't spend money, but I will go out of my way to avoid it. It's why I drink cheap liquor and always bring home leftovers. It's why I'll combine two or three sets of leftovers, elements of food that should not be on the plate together, because…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★

    Two films packed into one mess, Rise of Skywalker has been derided as a film made “by reddit,” a cutting way to describe the safe, boring, and contradictory choices the story makes for it’s characters. I think this is true, to some degree, but misunderstands how much director JJ Abrams is one of those people. Someone who comes to Star Wars to escape, for simplicity—not to be challenged. A place for simple stories about good, evil, and how redemption is possible,…