• My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★½

    Have literally desired nothing as much in my life as the urge to take a long, cozy nap on Totoro’s chest

  • Killer's Kiss

    Killer's Kiss

    ★★½

    The plot is a little threadbare and not necessarily the most engaging for me personally, but great visuals, gorgeous visuals.

  • Fear and Desire

    Fear and Desire

    ★½

    Well it’s a movie. Is it a Stanley Kubrick Movie™️ though? Kind of…but not really.

    Also whoever at Amazon decided the exclusive Prime Video version would be the one with an absolutely booty cheeks attempt at colorization is not seeing heaven.

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★½

    M. Night took a google translate bot to the beach that makes you old and you'll never believe what happened next!

  • The Fugitive

    The Fugitive

    Remarkable in a "They don't make them like this anymore" kind of way, but also remarkable because I cannot imagine anyone else being able to get Tommy Lee Jones to wear that incredibly stupid hat for an extended amount of time

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    Foolish of the Predator to underestimate the power and strength of a girlboss tbh.

    Whips all kind of ass and is just a straight up great time, also always really lovely to have a big franchise film that looks like a real movie and not just gray gloop filmed in a parking lot or rubbery Window XP screensavers. I will never forgive Disney for punting this straight to Hulu though.

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★½

    Criterion Challenge 2022: 45/52 - Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman's Closet Picks

    I can understand why someone would watch this and be entirely unmoved or bored with it, I on the other hand really saw myself and my three neurotic brain cells in Celine's fear of aging and death.

  • Michael Clayton

    Michael Clayton

    ★★★★½

    Really big fan of when the thing goes all the way to the fucking top, even bigger fan of Tom Wilkinson inexplicably carrying a bushel of baguettes.

  • Not Okay

    Not Okay

    ★★★½

    It's fun and at its best when it's operating as a straight satire of influencer culture brain rot, and really NAILS social media culture in a way that feels authentic compared to similar movies and TV shows. Ultimately though, it falls short in refusing to really dig deeper than the idea that our main character's unhappiness with her life drove her to create an idealized version of herself online at any cost.

    I also find it very silly to have…

  • Star 80

    Star 80

    ★★★★

    In another timeline Bob Fosse was probably a Carpenter level horror director

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★½

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

    Manages to be a great examination of spectacle filmmaking, while also BEING a great example of spectacle filmmaking. Peele’s love of the classic Spielberg blockbuster run really shines, while still feeling wholly like his own unique vision. A lot of killer visuals, great performances (Keke!!! Steven!!!), incredible sound design, and solid arguments as to why chimpanzees make me viscerally uncomfortable.

    Also to be clear: people will tell you this isn’t as scary or tense as Peele’s other works, but my Apple Watch heart rate data will tell you otherwise!!!!

  • Exotica

    Exotica

    ★★★★

    Deeply unsexy and superbly grimy, but in a really compelling fever dream kind of way.