• Adventures of Captain Marvel

    Adventures of Captain Marvel

    ★★½

    Better than anything Zack Snyder ever made for DC.

    Three stars for the Rifftrax.

  • Come Drink with Me

    Come Drink with Me

    ★★★★

    I genuinely thought they would start shooting fire balls out of their hands at the end.

    Golden Swallow's final costume alone is worth four stars.

  • The Poseidon Adventure

    The Poseidon Adventure

    ★★★

    I used to work on a cruise ship and there were days I dreamed of this happening.

  • Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon

    ★★★½

    We need a sequel about Brian Blessed and Timothy Dalton right the fuck now

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    ★★★★★

    Top 100 Directors Challenge

    #14: Andrei Tarkovsky

    Early on, the hero, also named Andrei, is speaking to his off screen companion. His focus is ahead, seemingly at something just out of the frame. As we strain to see what he is looking at, Andrei turns his head back to speak to his companion. He looks us directly in the eyes and speaks right to us. However his attention never stays in us for long. He keeps turning back to gaze…

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    ★★★★★

    Do drugs and watch Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • Mudbound

    Mudbound

    ★★★★

    I don't think showing us the burial at the beginning did a service to the story. I think I would have preferred a bit more mystery as it unfolded. As it is, the climax seemed a bit inevitable and not as impactful as it could have been.
    Otherwise a great story, shot well, with some superb performances.

    Why would anyone come back from Europe to live here?

  • Monsieur Verdoux

    Monsieur Verdoux

    ★★★★½

    Top 100 Directors Challenge

    #15: Charles Chaplin

    Finally checking this classic off the list. It doesn't have the physicality of his earlier films, but Chaplin makes up for it by crafting the movie around an anti- military/industrial complex theme so damning that Hoover deported him.

  • Bone

    Bone

    ★★★★★

    I watched this last night on a whim, but was too tired to review it after. The more I marinate on this movie the more I love it.
    This takes the typical 70s home invasion microgenre as jumping off point for interrogating white upper middle class racist and classist preconceptions.
    The "victims" of this movie use the the eponymous character as a projection of their own faults and hypocrisy. Filmed through a lense of of sleazy cynicism, we get a…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★½

    Clair Denis has more than one move revolving around white material amiright?

    I'll see myself out.

  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

    ★★★½

    Top 100 Directors Challenge

    #16: Billy Wilder

    Infuriatingly little of Christopher Lee as Mycroft. Damn shame Wilder had to reign in the gay subtext.

  • Lake Michigan Monster

    Lake Michigan Monster

    ★★★

    I won't be too critical because there is some undeniable creativity at work here, and with a micro budget like this, any execution of vision is impressive. I will say that the humor mostly fell flat for me, so I can't give it more than three stars.