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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    They sure as fuck don't make 'em like this very often.

    Scariest movie of the year.

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★½

    Felt like John Hughes could have made this. Very cute.

    Hollywood, keep making movies starring LGBTQ+ characters. It's good for the soul.

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    Wanted to like this a lot more than I did. I'm in love with how much Del Toro loves movies. Everything feels so fucking damp in this, its look is specific and gorgeous.

    I wanted its script to move me even a little bit. It did not. It's a fairy tale that is understood, but never felt. Too plain.

    It makes me never want to rewatch Pan's Labyrinth. I first saw it when I was a teenager and was blown…

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★

    I watched this and The Shape of Water ~24 hours apart and I found myself having the same reaction to the both of them. Two films that I wanted to like more than I did, that were gorgeous, but whose scripts left me feeling nothing. This is a sweet film, that just never really did much for me.

    Thought it was funny in spots. Tilda Swinton's character definitely hit the hardest in that regard.

    I was mildly put off by…