• Vice

    Vice

    ★½

    an SNL digital short by Adam McKay

  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    ½

    (watched as part of a double feature with Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles)

  • Support the Girls

    Support the Girls

    ★★★★

    Another one in the Regina Hall of Fame. Bujalski in his truest & sweetest form. 
    Also,  Dylan Gelula

  • Madeline's Madeline

    Madeline's Madeline

    ★★★★½

    Me—someone who makes fun of the people who clap at the end of movies—at the end of this movie: *clapping*

  • The Last Days of Disco

    The Last Days of Disco

    ★★★★½

    Saw this on the big screen with a Whit Stillman Q&A last night and I’m still reeling.. reminded me of the feelings I got during my first few rewatches of Mistress America. I doubt that I’ll keep this under five stars for long.

  • Trouble Every Day

    Trouble Every Day

    ★★★★

    Scared the hell out of me. Definitely a slow burn, but never in a boring way; Denis’ filmmaking is so effective.. I literally pulled a blanket over my head and left it there for like thirty seconds lol.

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    ★★★★

    All I’m saying is if he was born a baby-sized old man, he should’ve died an old man-sized baby.

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★½

    I hate that when I google Arthur Leigh Allen a picture of some other guy shows up instead of John Carroll Lynch!

  • The Children's Hour

    The Children's Hour

    ★★★★

    FUCK.

    Only watch this movie if you’re ok with being furious through most of it.

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    First time in theaters 😍. This gets sadder every time I watch it — almost cried like three times.

    Also, I’ve finally realized what my “biggest pet peeve” is! It’s when people laugh throughout a movie because they don’t know how to deal with unconventional filmmaking! Yes, that’s a very specific and condescending pet peeve, but I’m a very specific and condescending person, so it makes sense.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★½

    Demi’s review is perfect, so I won’t add more about how silly and haphazard *all* of the subplots felt.

    I’m happy at the end because Sally Hawkins is happy (and because Desplat’s score is gooood), but I feel none of the romance. Her sign-speech repeated by Jenkins just sounds so dilusional in the context of the film. Her few scenes with the fish before then are executed like she’s playing with a smart dog. The fish just isn’t a character…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★

    Arrival meets The Cloverfield Paradox (structurally, at least). 
    Kernels of something great, but it’s mostly a series of poorly paced sci-fi cliches. Don’t let an interesting third act make you forget how silly the first two were! (Or do, if you want. I might.)