• Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Woahhhh, this is so metaphorical. 

    First off, this is the most terrifying shot I’ve ever seen in a movie ever.
    Second, I’m really starting to like foreign and specifically South Korean movies a ton, especially on set design, but also the acting, narratives and themes are just as incredible. I think the things that stood out to me the most were the framing and the sound design. Everything has the most unique sound to it, and it envelopes the movie…

  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale

    ★★★★

    Alright now I’m starting to think that I’m the one getting existential not the movies. Battle Royale is the first movie to have that theme of a battle Royale, and it’s a film that effected tons of work down the line, from video games to movies to TV shows. This movie paved the way for the Hunger Games, WarZone, Squid Game and countless other properties. This concept is so unique and even though I’ve seen it done a bunch of…

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★★

    First off, I did really like the show, it was intense, it’s was creative, it was unique, it was all that. But, the ending, as everyone is saying, puttered out a little bit. Squid Game is basically a South Korean Saw, but instead of death traps they’re children’s games. The difference between Saw and Squid Game is a lot more than that though. In Saw, Jigsaw wrangles yo a bunch of horrible people to pay for their crime in a…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    Bro, what? I really wish I read the source material because holy crap that was all over the place. It’s 2hr and 15 minutes of total confusion, I mean I guess there is a bit of a narrative here, but it is super skewed by conflicting dialogue and poor editing. I see what they were going for, and I’m glad David Lynch went all into this, but I was just confused. I was bored, or thought it was bad, or…

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    12 Angry Men is one helluva movie, and it does a lot that elevates it so well. All of the information is given to us in the beginning, and slowly, bit by bit it’s picked apart by Juror #7, from the lady with the glasses to the knife to how far the old man can walk. The acting is some of my favorite and the dialogue goes hand-in-hand with the story, building and building until we get a climax that…

  • The Central Park Five

    The Central Park Five

    ★★★½

    The Central Park Five is an insanely interesting case, and it falls into the police are bad narrative, which I actually really like looking at. Even with goofy buddy cop movies, the sergeants and captains are the idiots and the rest of the police force are either oblivious or ignoring the truth. In real life, it’s a lot more grim than it’s presented in comedies (gladly), but the tendencies with the police force reflect into this case. The court cases…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★★

    Tanner: Hey Henry, do you like American Psycho?

    Henry: It's OK, haven't really watched it though.

    Tanner: Its early acts are a little too "Cubicle" for my taste. But when the final act rolls around, I think it really came into its own, thematically and artistically. The whole movie has clean, crisp visuals, and a new sheen of idyllic insanity that really gives the movie a big boost. It's been compared to Fight Club, but I think this movie has…

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★½

    Alright, this is a weird one. I still enjoyed this one a lot, one of my favorite Spidey-villains is portrayed by Gyllenhall, and he does a pretty good job at Mysterio, or at least the facade of him. I appreciated all of the visual effects that went into the dream sequences, and those are some of my favorite bits from the movie. The action is fun and unique, like Spider-Man action, always is, and now Parker is in Europe instead…

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    Homecoming and the MCU Spider-Man are great, and I'll tell you why in a bit. But Spider-Man is one of my favorite if not my favorite Marvel character, yet, probably next to Howard the Duck and Star-Lord. So I tend to hold a lot of scrutinies when it comes to him as a character. I think my all-time favorite Spider-Man has to be Tobey Maguire, not only because I grew up with those movies but because they are the most…

  • Ray

    Ray

    ★★½

    I do really enjoy Ray Charles' music, and I think his career is one of the most inspiring and unique that I've seen so far. This movie takes a look at Ray's childhood, his early career, and his heroin addiction on a more dramatic level, and talks about him being this icon because of his music and his disability. I don't think this movie did him justice though, and I think this movie is more an allegory for drug usage…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    This was pretty much an original and unique superhero movie that has actually made me wanna get back into action a lot, specifically Hong Kong action. I think the most commendable thing this movie has is definitely it’s fighting and choreography. The bus scene is got to be one of the best fights the MCU has made so far, and the movie combines so many different techniques together to make martial arts a really central part of this movie. Jackie…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★★

    Django is hands-down probably my favorite movie from Tarantino so far. The Southern of Westerns, It combines a lot of his motifs and tropes and amplifies and makes them so much better. The witty dialogue, the immense gore, the zooms and beautiful compositions of some shots, all wrapped in a nice little racism bow make this a really unique movie. The controversy around rush is dumb, I agree with Tarantino’s purpose to portray slavery as it is, no cookie cutting…