• Jackass 3D

    Jackass 3D

    I’m so excited for Jackass Forever. I can’t believe it’s been over a decade since this movie came out. It’s quite sad to see Dunn and Bam how they were then.

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    Apart from the beach murder this is so easy to watch. Truly a devastating look at the effects of listening to true crime podcasts.


    I’m barely kidding. You can’t watch the final scene with Ruffalo and Gyllenhall and tell me that their exact words could have come out of any true crime show. The compounding circumstantial evidences with no actionable information in sight.

  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★

    Jake’s performance was a little much here. Overall, this was pretty boring. This type of movie can work well, but you really have to enjoy watching the character you’re stuck with the the setting has to be interesting. This had neither of those elements.

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ★½

    This shit sucks

    You might be tempted to think this score is just based on the fact that he earnestly calls himself a TERF in this show, but it is also based on the fact that this show is just not very funny. I got about the same number of laughs per minute out of it as I would get out of the Disney channel shows my little sister watches. In both cases I’m shocked that they managed to sneak…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    This was shot really beautifully. Cary, I love you. 

    Also, if you didn’t need to know all of that backstory this would have been even better in my opinion.

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★½

    This movie is pretty damn boring for the most part. It’s saving grace is the performances of Lugosi and Frye. Frye can be a bit over the top at times, but his transformation into a raving lunatic is shocking and pretty scary. Lugosi is so creepy. I love the shot on his face where they have light playing on one of his eyes. The best parts of this movie are when they just let Dracula terrorize people on the night. Also, his castle is fucking awesome.

  • Prince of Darkness

    Prince of Darkness

    ★★★★

    A lot of what makes horror great is the atmosphere that is built throughout the movie. Atmosphere is a pretty abstract thing and pretty much every aspect of the movie can affect it. It has been a long time since I saw a movie where all of those aspects worked together to establish a cohesive atmosphere or mood as well as Prince of Darkness. I think a lot of this is due to the fantastic opening credits sequence. This sequence…

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★★½

    This movie had its narrative flaws and a few questionable choices (weird-ass narration), but I really enjoyed it and thought it played to the spirit of the show well. The conversational dialogue, which has always been my favorite aspect of the show, was great. The acting was all stellar except for one really over the top young Silvio.

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★½

    This movie was very strange. There were a lot of elements that I couldn’t tell if they were terrible or artistically valuable. Those aren’t mutually exclusive I guess.

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    I honestly don’t want to give any reaction to this movie since that one scene was so fucked up. I will say… all of the others scenes were good.


    Thomas Bangalter tho

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★½

    In all honesty, this movie might have failed if not for the great performance from Garfield and the amazing performance from Chastain. I am thoroughly tired of people getting Oscar nominations for playing real people, but she earned it here. The scene where she interviews the man with aids almost made me cry, and the final scene was touching.


    Also, the mom looked the exact same for like 30 years or something. They had such great makeup for everyone else why didn’t they do something with that?

  • Together

    Together

    ★★★

    The format was wildly different than I expected. They introduced it in a bit of a jarring way by… well, not introducing it. They just dove straight in. 

    This film is built entirely on the acting and dialogue of these two main characters. If one of those two elements faltered, the whole thing wouldn’t work. I don’t think it worked the entire time, but it did work a lot of the time. There wasn’t a consistently weaker element, it kind…