• Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★

    Loved this episode of Queer Eye Japan.

  • Mon Oncle

    Mon Oncle

    ★★★★★

    -Lots of cute dogs
    -the alienation of the worker as illustrated by sausage shaped hose 
    -comedy architecture 
    -5 stars

  • I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore

    I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore

    ★★★★

    Unhinged documentarian Caveh Zahedi tries to convince his dad and brother to take drugs with him.

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★

    Occasionally fun, almost entirely weightless.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Second best multiverse movie in theaters right now by a marathon's length.

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    ★★★★

    God bless Nicholas Roeg for this. This movie is out there. Probably some of the wildest cutaways I've ever seen in a film.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    Watching two guys go insane just doesn't get old.

    I (Thomas) discuss this with Tom on the latest episode of Cinema of Meaning.
    Spotify. iTunes.

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★½

    Probably my favorite of Fincher's. I love its methodical pace, the omni-presence of media in the story. How it starts as one thing and slowly becomes something else.

    Re-watched for Cinema of Meaning Episode 8. Spotify. iTunes.

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★½

    This movie is now responsible for the greatest "exiting the theater" experience I've ever had. Without spoiling anything I can say that a loud "booming" sound plays a prominent role in this film. The narrative (in so far as there is one) centers around the source of the sound, and it often crops up in the film in rather startling and unexpected ways. It's a very slow, meandering, meditative film, and it was amazing to watch it with an almost-full…

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    Harlan County U.S.A.

    ★★★★

    Puts you in it. Does a great job of fleshing out some amazing characters. Really well constructed observational doc. The music is a really central element of the documentary here, love the idea of soundtracking the film with local music that is essentially part of the story and culture. Worth a watch.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    The magic of Eggers' work is the way in which the film engages with the past. It's not just characters from a different time with different worldviews and beliefs than our own, the movie itself believes in the myths.

    It's this level of commitment that makes his films stunning, it's also what makes them at times feel distant from us. Eggers leans on the power of film to try to make us believe too, at least for a moment, and…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

    This isn't a bad film necessarily, but in a lot of ways it's just turning up the dial on what makes comic films frustrating to me- this story in no way stands on its own. All the stakes, reveals, and significant emotional beats are grounded outside of this film, in past films in this case (spoilers I guess), not even from the same series, just within the broader IP. Where people talk about cape-films as broadly being a rehash of…