• Dune

    Dune

    ★★★

    David Lynch is probably mad at me for watching this in his birthday, but I watched DUNE today, and hoo-boy is it all over the place, the inner dialogue was really annoying, and it felt like it was cramming too much into a 2 hour and 16 minute movie, but I also find it to have this really cult-classic vibe going on for it that makes me kind of dig it?

    I mean, I don't love it, but it's passable,…

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    ★★½

    I think I saw this in theaters when it came out LOL.

    YEAR OF THE CAGE continues
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

    From the director of Nation Treasure and 3 Ninjas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a really neat idea with poor execution, some all around goofiness, and has some very Disney moments. For example, the dialogue below:

    Balthazar: I am Balthazar Blake, sorcerer of the 777th degree, and you are my apprentice.

    David (as camera zooms in on face): Sweet.

    Anyways, love…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★★★

    5th time logging this delightful, wonderful movie that I love so freaking much, but I'll never tell how many times I've ACTUALLY watched it. Lol

    If you haven't seen Sing Street yet, what are you waiting for!?

  • Love, Antosha

    Love, Antosha

    ★★★★★

    Bonus YEAR OF THE CAGE, kind of?
    Nicolas Cage reads words written by Anton Yelchin.

    The Wes Anderson of documentaries, LOVE, ANTOSHA features Nicolas Cage, Jodie Foster, Anya Taylor-Joy, Guillermo del Toro, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, the entire cast of Star Trek, and a handful of directors, friends and family as they remember and praise the work and dedication of the naturally talented late Anton Yelchin who was an incredible person taken from us way too soon in the most unfair way imaginable.

    RIP ANTOSHA.
    I'm not crying. You are. 😭😭😭

  • Guarding Tess

    Guarding Tess

    ★★★½

    GET CAGED: season 2 episode 2.
    GUARDING TESS

    Guarding Tessa is a pretty charming and solid little comedy that derails itself (in a good way) in the third act as it makes a bonkers turn.
    Both Cage and MacLaine rock together.

    Unfortunately for GUARDING TESS, it's certainly fun in the moment of watching it, but leaves no memorable long-term impression that really makes it stand out to be something special.

    I enjoyed it well enough. I might even watch it again some day, maybe.

  • The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli

    ★★★★½

    Am I the only one that thinks THE BOOK OF ELI is criminally underrated?
    Not only is Denzel solid in this, but Gary Oldman's character Bill Carnegie is one of my favorite villains. And not only that, but The Book of Eli also happens to feature a small role by Tom Waits, and I have NEVER seen a movie with Tom Waits in it that I have thought was a bad movie. It has become fact as this point. If…

  • Birdy

    Birdy

    ★★★★

    YEAR OF THE CAGE: SEASON 2
    EPISODE 1: BIRDY (1984)

    Birdy: "What's the big deal? They're just overgrown mammary glands."
    Al: "Mammary glands? MAMMARY GLANDS!? NO! We're talking TITS here! Big tips, round tits, fleshy tits!"

    BIRDY is a really interesting experience and I enjoyed it quite a bit. A fun, silly and kind of sad drama with also a dash of coming of age, and a guy that wants nothing more than to be a bird.
    This early Cage flick is actually a must-see!

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

    My favorite animated film of all time. Happy 80th birthday, Hayao Miyazaki.

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★½

    "Whatever your decision is is totally fine, as long as it's yours."

    So incredibly powerful. Daring. Harrowing. Controversial. Brave. And wonderful. I'm left feeling broken and empty.
    NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS says so much with so little and that really speaks to the subject matter as well as the themes of the film itself.
    You do not need to explain yourself to anyone.

    This is not a film I will be able to watch often, but it is most definitely a film that I will remember for a long time.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    Note to self: when wife is being a cry baby, just mildly poison her until she calms the fuck down. Lmao

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    RIZ AHMED fucking rocks, dude.

    From the writer of THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES which I really enjoyed (but admittedly need to revisit it), SOUND OF METAL conjures up a mix of emotions and really explores the frustration, stress, and uncertainty as Ruben loses his sense of hearing. The sound design alone is frustrating and uncomfortable and really helps bring that feeling of helplessness to life.

  • The Nest

    The Nest

    ★★★★

    Carrie Coon absolutely kills in this and Jude Law's Roy is such a despicable full of fucking bullshit character that you kind of love to hate him.

    THE NEST is a weird trip. Absolutely loaded with so much stuff happening while simultaneously having nothing going on.

    I really thought that this would be this year's SERENITY in terms of being not very good, but still pretty cool to watch. I was half right.
    THE NEST has a bit of a…