• Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    ★★★½

    i came for sushi but i had salad

  • TRON: Legacy

    TRON: Legacy

    ★★★★

    pretty shocked at myself that this is my first rewatch since its release considering i had never reached a level of anticipation for anything more than this as a kid. not like i was a disney shill or anything but i don't think it's taken me up until tonight to properly put into words why and how this drew me in hook line and sinker. the symmetry of its geometrical shapes + patterns aligned gorgeously with the dark overcast of the…

  • Something Wild

    Something Wild

    ★★★★½

    abundantly clear from the moment daniels and griffith open their mouths that demme is giving them a remarkable amount of trust to carry the tone of this thing.

    god i ate this up. it moves so fluidly and i'm truly taken back with how informed it feels by the presence of its players. when jeff and melanie's chemistry takes hold the film embodies screwball with so much warmth that when liotta appears it's like following a major with a shockingly…

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★★

    it is … today

    in short i would generally recommend seeing the greatest movie ever made on a 35 print with the love of your life

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    knew i’d have a pretty substantial check off on my bucket list tonight by seeing this on 35mm but the warmth of this print knocked me right on my ass. astounding to look at and hear. made me realize how overdramatic one of my last reviews of this was bc this has seriously fermented with time as one of the funniest movies ever made

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★½

    tbh i was wholly (and i suppose unfairly) prepared to write this off as mtv's amour but i was very much taken aback by the restraint given here. not necessarily just within the approach and story, but through reserved emotion of clearly improvised acting that by all accounts floored me. while in general the film continues my belief in noé never really figuring out how to engage with any of his topics in a particularly insightful way, what impressed me…

  • Enemy of the State

    Enemy of the State

    ★★★★

    lots to love here. as usual, tony's flair lends a precisely calculated blockbuster sheen to concepts and ideas that are never let up in their naturally terrifying and paranoid implications. unsurprisingly he's right at home in updating the political thriller to a imminently pre-9/11 digital age, with his telephoto photography excelling best as it takes on an almost double life, acting as both a means to keep the rhythm of his editing intact as well as the clear, relentless eye…

  • The Ladies Man

    The Ladies Man

    ★★★½

    get on the milk and slide, that’s good meat

    jerry lewis pioneer of celibate slapstick

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

    the most recurring word that came to mind for its three hour runtime was 'monumental' and i can't help but apply it to what feels like everything here. i can't recall any other scope-shot picture from this period having frames that felt this expansive (with rear-projected backgrounds being without hyperbole the most beautiful i think i have ever seen), and i certainly can't recall pain being worn more nakedly on one's eyes than james mason's, especially in its final hour.…

  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    ★★★½

    all my life i thought being a short king would spare me from the irish, but the movies have yet again proven me wrong

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★★

    guess you’re never too old to come out of a theatre feeling changed. no one is allowed to make fun of the nicole kidman amc thing anymore. she’s right

  • Messiah of Evil

    Messiah of Evil

    ★★★★

    truly unsettling (and surprisingly harsh) degrees of hopelessness in this thing. the theatre sequence is the worst nightmare i’ve somehow never had