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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★★

    Some notes:

    - What better way to ring in Independence Day 2020 than by watching an all-black production about an immigrant Founding Father who was undercredited for his role in this nation’s birth for literal centuries?

    - Lin-Manuel Miranda is a once-in-a-generation talent. The man is a genius and deserves every award and accolade he will ever earn. This Broadway musical features as tight a narrative as any film you will ever see.

    - The stage direction is breath-taking. This…

  • The Spy Who Dumped Me

    The Spy Who Dumped Me

    I had a lot of fun watching this with the love of my life, but wow, it’s a really shitty movie.

    Studio comedies should never run longer than 90 minutes. Ever.

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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★★

    Just a head's up, guys: This post is going to deal with first-hand accounts of child abuse. If that makes you uncomfortable, stop reading this now.

    When I was a child, I was abused by my father. Verbally, emotionally, and occasionally physically. I've written a lot of content that has been published in lots of places in the internet over the years, but I've never written in-depth about my past, partially because I'm paranoid that my family will somehow see…

  • Hancock

    Hancock

    ★★½

    Man, this is a film of two halves if I've ever seen one. The first half is entertaining, original, funny, and thought-provoking. The second half is illogical, tonally-inconsistent, and abandons most, if not all, of the interesting narrative threads from the first half. It's very obvious that this is a film that languished in development hell for years before being made.

    Will Smith and Charlize Theron deliver nice performances throughout the film, though, so that's a plus. My only film-wide…