• Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    hell of a picture and one of the only legacy sequels to truly work for me, because of kosinski and cruise’s devotion to the art form. cruise is the undisputed GOAT of blockbusters and it’s always gonna be that way!

  • Men

    Men

    ★★

    way too full of itself and self serious for a movie hinging on deepfakes. pretty pictures and jessie is cool, wish alex garland gave her more to do than walk around and say “wot?” reacting to these silly ass scenes

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★½

    still terribly written (michael waldron count your days) but far more enjoyable knowing what to expect. i still hate a lot of this but i found more to like this time, mostly due to raimi’s style

  • Moon Knight

    Moon Knight

    ★★★

    has more ups and downs than i wouldve liked but episode 5 was definitely one of my favorite things marvel has ever done. sometimes great sometimes lame and overall winds up somewhere in the middle. oscar isaac is wonderful though and this character has a bright future, just wish the start was a bit stronger

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

    i was supposed to be in this movie but on the day of filming they decided to go in a different direction and my sonic 2 journey was cut short before it even began

    good to know that they had time for jim carrey flossing though

  • Morbius

    Morbius

    ½

    literally like murphys law, every time i thought this couldnt get worse it triples down and winds up as the most incomprehensible movie put out by a studio since maybe the rise of skywalker

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    basically if adult swim made the lego movie, and somehow pulled it off most of the time. certainly a mess, but only sometimes to a fault. a few moments are twin peaks: the return level visceral and others are mindblowingly dumb fun i loved every second

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    i sincerely apologize to matt reeves for all the slander i have said regarding his writing and directing skills. this movie is the work of legends and i’m still in awe, best batman movie ive ever seen by a full stop

  • Dual

    Dual

    ★★★½

    super twisted and engaging. don’t let this slip your radar, riley stearns is a great filmmaker and he’s in peak form here. i’ll be thinking about that ending for a very long time

  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★½

    THAT piano piece man. i can’t believe we get to watch films at the same time that kogonada is making them, a true miracle

  • When You Finish Saving the World

    When You Finish Saving the World

    ★★★½

    decent enough as a family drama but a great film about impostor syndrome and the imposition of living life through others. definitely not for everyone, but cool stuff jesse

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    welcome to act three!
    can’t say i didnt feel craven’s absence on the directorial end but this absolutely rips regardless. the kills in this thing are insane and live up to the legacy the franchise carved. safe to say this is the only horror franchise where i genuinely like every installment! also, jack quaid MVP. dude is an absolute star