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  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    ★★★

    it's silly at best and trashy at worst, but unlike Spirits Within, it maintains the spirit of the mainline series (admittedly out of necessity, it being the sequel to the most popular game in the series.) i even saw a moogle and a chocobo reference!

    also its visuals hold up not-so-badly and the fan service is just wonderful 3/5.

    ps: anything with a Nobuo Uematsu soundtrack deserves bonus points that's just the rules.

  • Jigsaw

    Jigsaw

    ★★½

    i love this garbage trash franchise so much

    please make a sequel i want to ride this trash train forever

    that said the ending twist was kinda neat.

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★½

    Saving Private Erso is an interesting addition to the Star Wars canon, taking Gareth Edwards' superb sense of scale from Godzilla and applying it to AT-AT's, enormous Star Destroyers, and midget aliens.

    The obligatory robot sidekick K-2SO, played by Alan Tudyk (Wash from Firefly and every side-character in every major animation movie for the past 5 years or so) was easily the best part, spitting out one-liners so sardonic I half expected him to morph into one of the Pythons.…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    An astonishing piece of filmmaking, Damien Chazelle clearly adores classic musicals and it really shows. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next, he's ridiculously talented.