• Burden of Dreams

    Burden of Dreams

    ★★★★½

    Werner Herzog could try to sell me a beach house in Idaho and I’d eat that shit up. The fact that he wanted to make this movie so badly knowing how nearly insurmountable the obstacles were is astounding, but hell did it make for a great doc.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★

    So why did we as a society allow Nolan to rip aspects of Arrival in Tenet without any pushback? Also, I know it’s quite cliche to say this now, but this film feels (brace yourself)... more relevant today.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

    I got a bit of deja vu watching this. Plot points from Black Panther, Endgame, Thor, and Thor: Ragnarock end up recycled in this. But it’s Marvel so you’ll probably end up enjoying certain things here and there at the least.

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★

    Definitely watch the first Candyman before watching this one or you’ll be lost by the end.

    With this sequel the social commentary leaves you with something to chew on hours after you leave the theater. The David Cronenberg-esq levels of body horror was a pleasant surprise. Loved a lot of John Guleserian’s cinematography too.

    Yet, at the center of the film actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris did not command the screen enough to captivate. Nor does Nia DaCosta allow them the…

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★

    Musicals are cancelled until further notice

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★½

    Man, fuck nazi’s

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

    I wasn’t vibing with it. Love the look to an extent, but eventually there comes a point where style over substance brings diminishing returns. Seriously, what the hell was this film aiming for? This is the only time I walked out of a theater after it was over and overheard nearly everyone else say they had no clue what was going on and/or say they didn’t enjoy it. Adult Groot was cool I guess.

  • Roger & Me

    Roger & Me

    ★★★★½

    Seminal documentary filmmaking

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★

    Look it’s not a perfect film. The formulaic ways in which the protagonist is humanized, given motivation, and high stakes by shoehorning a love interest and a child into his life is screenwriting 101. The way that all unfolds feels rushed and unearned. With that said Thief just has these special qualities that make up for a lot of the writing cliches. For one the film looks like neon candy on the screen. The night shots in this are just wonderful. James Caan is…

  • Freaky

    Freaky

    ★★★

    Christopher Landon will write and direct a Rocky Horror Picture Show remake in the near future. Mark my words.

  • Old

    Old

    ★★½

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

    The premise got old real quick... I mean if you want to find meaning in this film go ahead. Shyamalan leaves enough on the table for you to make a meal of it. It’s just all so clunky with the corny dialogue and over the top acting performances. And if you’re reading this Shyamalan: just make your 8 & 1/2 inspired film already. Just do it. Don’t tiptoe around it by inserting yourself in one scene behind a camera. Just go for it.

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★½

    So was Denny taking drugs or selling drugs? I’m legitimately still hung up on that...