• Men in Black

    Men in Black

    A perfect movie, and easily the best Will Smith mega blockbuster.

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    I heard nothing but negative reviews of this movie, but after watching it myself, I gotta say I think it’s misunderstood in the same way as Starship Troopers/other Verhoeven satire (for the same reasons, too). I’m glad to have been pleasantly surprised.

  • Until the End of the World

    Until the End of the World

    Wim Wenders’ “ultimate road movie” is required viewing, TBH.
    The soundtrack features original music from folks like David Byrne, REM, U2, Peter Gabriel etc… also makes incredible use of The Kinks’ “Days”.
    I love to live in this movie for its near 5 hour runtime. Me and my pals Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt, Sam Neill, and Max von Sydow traipsing across 4 continents  as the sky falls and personhood collapses.
    Probably one of my desert island blu-rays.

  • Midsommar


    Now you KNOW I had to turn on my essential oil diffuser, pack the PAX oven with some purp, and buss it wide open for the director’s cut! Aster is in 100% BOOC mode. I fucking love it.

  • Enys Men

    Enys Men

    This lady had a bad trip. Damn.

  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline

    How to Blow Up a Pipeline

    How to Beat Off a Ninth Time

    /Based/ on Andreas Malms’ “How To Blow Up A Pipeline” (Verso), HTBOANT is an eco-heist movie, and that’s just delightful. Shouts to wet bulb heat waves. Can’t wait. The script has problem spots and some of the more intimate camera work feels unfocused/amateurish. The suspense, however, is fantastic, buoyed by excellent performances and some righteous realism. AND I cried at the end. WNMN2s. IYKYK. Interesting characters who mostly felt lived-in, cringe and all. Lots of big acting swings.

    Do Ministry of the Future next!

  • The River Wild

    The River Wild

    Fuck yes

  • The Promise

    The Promise

    Extra half star just because I'm glad this was made.

  • The Outfit

    The Outfit

    I’m adding one extra star for the outstanding soundtrack and Rylance (who is pep-pep, we love him.) Dylan O’Brien’s good here, his character mostly having a nice cozy chat with The Cutter.

  • 9/11



  • Carnage



  • The Sunset Limited

    The Sunset Limited

    I haven’t seen any live theater so this doesn’t feel like a violation to me. It works so well as a film. TLJ and SLJ deliver McCarthy’s heady dialogue to perfection. The text is profound. These characters ponder the existential Big Questions that have been with us since the dawn of our species in a 90 minute conversation, devoid of the suffocatingly corny maudlin fare that lesser writers use to explore these themes. 

    The description on HBOMAX, by the way, is deceptive, as is often the case.

    I’m team professor, btw, even though the janitor made some undeniable points.