• Falling Down

    Falling Down

    ★★★½

    Can't believe this one went over my head for such a long time. As someone who has been dealing with anger issues for an entire life, I found this film extremely compelling. It shows how getting stuck in the memories of the past will eventually end up ruining your future and how pathetic, pointless and cruel our decisions taken in a fit of rage can truly be.

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★½

    The most expensive Netflix production till date... and it's just a run of the mill action flick. It rises above a lot of these productions, since you can tell that the Russos actually cared for the project. It doesn't make up for the nonsensical and bloated script, or the horrible edited action sequences. It's a pretty standard action flick, that sells itself on the star spangled cast, despite none of them being that well utilized. It's very watchable, and very forgettable

  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    This is a case where the story of the production is actually far more entertaining than the product itself. But even so, The Snowman is actually pretty entertaining and fascinating in its incompetence. It's hard to believe that this butchered mess was released in theaters, but I was there to witness for myself. The story is almost incomprehensible, and every technical aspect is disastrous. The editing is confusing, the sound mixing and overabundance of ADR is jarring, the whole thing is an embarrassment.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★

    Glad I didn't walk in with high expectations for this one. There's nothing particularly wrong with The Black Phone, there's just nothing that special about it either. I think what it really lacks is a thematic tissue that binds the overall story together, it felt rather hollow. Watch it for Hawke, he's great with the little screen time he actually has.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★½

    While I sat in the theater watching the newest MCU flick I couldn't stop thinking back to what had come before. Movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, The Winter Soldier, or even the first Thor. While one might argue that those films were rather generic in their presentation, at least they felt like actual films, Love and Thunder does not.

    It's the MCU at it silliest yet, and while it does a have a few solid laughs, it also comes…

  • Spiderhead

    Spiderhead

    ★★½

    Decent premise, lackluster execution. Hemsworth is giving it his all, and while he’s enjoyable to watch (I’m not just saying that because I want to marry him) his character is simply too over the top to be taken seriously, or to feel menacing.

  • My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    When it comes to films surrounding cancer, I doubt that I'll ever again see a film that mishandles the subject to such an extent. It's a heavy subject matter, so you really need to settle precisely on what you want to say with your story. But this film has absolutely no focus, and instead just throws around a couple of vague ideas without exploring them, like it was nothing. It's a ridiculous courtroom drama, but now it's a family drama,…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    Very much a copy paste of the original film, but it does everything better while it changes just enough to stand on its own. Wearing its emotions on the sleeves, Maverick perfectly catches that eighties feel in tone and dialog. It's extremely corny and cheesy, but what I love is that it never takes ironic distance to itself with self awareness quips, which seems to be a problem in Hollywood as off lately. This is a film that knows exactly…

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★

    There is a lot, and I mean A LOT to unpack about Alex Garlands "MEN". There's many different ways you can interpret this film, and so many tiny details that could mean everything or nothing. It's a little overwhelming to be honest, maybe overly ambitious. But it's also a incredibly well crafted, and thought-provoking horror film.

  • Die Another Day

    Die Another Day

    ★½

    The Batman & Robin of the Bond films. Not only is the story and concepts outlandish, but it also presents them like it was a 5 year old playing with toys. It's amazing that the franchise was able to recover after this disaster.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★

    Ah, now I get it. It's called Secrets of Dumbledore because he is the only one who knows what the plot is. Seriously, how do you manage to make a 2 and half hour long film with no actual story?

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★

    A few clever gags, but otherwise soulless and completely devoid of any personality of its own. Take away all of those references, and you're really not left with much else aside from a run of the mill detective story that loses it steam way too quick. The many different animation styles and weird cinematography made this one of the most stylistically confusing films I've ever seen, it's a mess.