• An Autumn Afternoon

    An Autumn Afternoon

    This was really charming! I do really want to see some of his previous movies along this theme now, because while the fact that it's about social dynamics in transition was obvious enough, I don't think I entirely understood all the nuance—and I suspect that would help.

  • She Dies Tomorrow

    She Dies Tomorrow

    If the characters had been interesting at all this could have really been something.

  • Fireworks

    Fireworks

    This one really got me. I'm just incredibly struck by how much understanding there is here that would be pointlessly flattened if it was ever put into words.

  • Alphaville

    Alphaville

    Absolute nonsense and intensely vapid. In a just world, Orwell would have beaten Godard's ass for making this.

  • Triangle

    Triangle

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

    I mean okay fine it's cute and clever I guess but HOW DID SHE GET INTO THIS TO BEGIN WITH? THE SIN SHE'S BEING PUNISHED FOR HAPPENED AFTER SHE ALREADY ENTERED TARTARUS! IT'S A PERFECTLY CLOSED LOOP!

  • Now You See Me 2

    Now You See Me 2

    Out of all the "lmao sure whatever" movies I've seen in my life, this was probably the most!

  • Now You See Me

    Now You See Me

    INCREDIBLE. Dumbest shit I’ve ever seen in my life. Why hasn’t everyone seen this.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Really loved this! Some real good science fiction comedy with a lot of great visual gimmicks—I went in figuring that the generational divide element was going to be some trite thing about seeing things from the other person's perspective, and I guess it TECHNICALLY was in the end, but only by taking a round trip through a beginner's course in Absurdism first, which made things feel a lot more emotionally real. The mother-daughter story here still does ultimately feel kind…

  • Swing Girls

    Swing Girls

    JUST SUPER CHARMING AND JOYFUL

  • Life of Brian

    Life of Brian

    Look, fine. Whatever. This is an extremely technically competent comedy by a bunch of people who work really well together and are very good at making it very funny when they drag out a joke. Most of it lands really well! It also makes me want to fistfight every single member for political reasons.

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar!

    It's fine, I guess? I think the biggest problem here is just that it's setting itself up for comparison to Burn After Reading too readily, but the ways in which it's cartoonish don't feel like they have the same ugly reality underneath them—they're just cartoonish for the sake of having fun. And like, I can definitely respect the Coen brothers simply wanting to have fun with a bunch of 1950s pastiche! It's definitely fun! Just kinda feels a little hollow in comparison, although like, even the Coen brothers at their worst are still really good.

  • Michael Clayton

    Michael Clayton

    Absolutely loved this.