• Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    “Just be a rock.”

    A hilarious and heartfelt romp through the multiverse that’s as preposterous as it is life-affirming. An absurdist cure for the Everything Is Terrible Blues.

     I loved every second.

  • X

    X

    ★★★★

    “Ain’t healthy keepin’ those feelings locked up inside.”

    Gnarly smut.

    It’s high art.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    “Fear is a tool.”

    This shreds so hard. Equal parts brooding detective procedural//gritty crime thriller with effective horror elements mixed in to boot.

    A certified banger.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.”

    It breaks me more every year. 

    I think it’s long overdue that I reevaluate my all-time list and bump up IaWL’s position, I really think it might be top 5 at this point.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★½

    “This was a safe place and now it’s not anymore.”

    My love for the ‘78 Halloween is always solidified in its final moments when Laurie, having stared evil in the face, reckons with the fact that she will never feel safe in this world again. Even in the presence of light, she now fears the dark. 

    Apropos that, every sequel in this series was at its strongest when it examined the legacy of trauma, and the screenplay for Kills hits all…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

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

    “Love is a dog from hell.”

    Flesh will decompose. Metal will rust. Love lasts.

  • Blood Red Sky

    Blood Red Sky

    ★★★

    I was drawn in by the preposterous plot description that I saw being tossed around twitter but I now realize that “Die Hard in an airplane with vampires” is reductive, inaccurate and unfair. 

    I was relieved when I saw the opening credits were in German because I wholeheartedly believe that an American studio/filmmaker absolutely would have made this the shit show I was expecting. but nope. fantastic creature effects, smooth (even if silly at times) plot progression, likable characters and logical setups/payoffs. 

    btw, my Netflix for some reason defaulted to the English audio and I had to manually change to the original German, that dubbing is horrendous.

  • Fear Street: 1666

    Fear Street: 1666

    ★★★½

    “It doesn’t matter if we did it or not; they think we’re guilty, so we are.”

    Just having recently read Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World, wherein he discusses (and laments) at length the fallibility of humans and how tragically easy it is for misinformation and hysteria to spread —at one point actually citing real texts from 17th/18th century European witch trials to highlight examples of how deadly and unfair the results can be— 1666 functions as both remarkable supplemental material for that…

  • Fear Street: 1978

    Fear Street: 1978

    ★★★

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

    “He just went crazy.” 

    A significant step backward. not sure with whom the blame lies here — be it editors, writers, or some Netflix exec who thought so little of their target audience that the “previously on” reel at the beginning wasn’t enough to keep folks up to speed — but the first act is riddled with extraneous ~reminders~ of plot points from 1994 that were as insulting as they were awkward. 

    My jaw literally dropped when they tried to pass…

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★½

    “Sam’s not feeling like herself.”

    I am allllllllllll in on this. Some small quibbles so far but they’re hardly worth mentioning. Suspend your disbelief and bask in the glory of this gory slasher that manages to walk the tight rope of including many of my favorite horror tropes while still feeling like its own thing. 

    Very excited to see how this unravels.

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★

    some kaiju-sized leaps in logic and almost irredeemably stupid dialogue, but once it ramps up it delivers exactly what you wanted.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★½

    I had a feeling on first watch that this would earn a spot among my evergreen feel-good films and I was right.