• Fire Island

    Fire Island

    ★★★½

    The end of the credits tho 😂

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★

    Cinematography, casting yada yada but I am repeatedly in awe of the sound design in Céline Sciamma films?! The way it involves much atmosphere (I mean come on, those Cheetos) and so little music really ties her pieces together in a way that makes them even more impactful.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    A solid 4 stars for the first 2 acts but loses half a star with the new ending

  • Downfall: The Case Against Boeing

    Downfall: The Case Against Boeing

    ★★★

    The construction of this documentary was meh and I never like the unnecessary use of people mourning, but I chatted with a pal last night who's an expert in exactly this and she said it was really accurate (if a bit sensationalized) so this gets a bonus half star for accuracy.

  • Wild Things

    Wild Things

    ★★★½

    This has aged beautifully hahaha

  • Shithouse

    Shithouse

    ★★★

    Wow I really could have used this movie a few years ago...

  • The Kid Detective

    The Kid Detective

    ★★★½

    If you want to know how my life is going, I had 25 films I wanted to watch in December, and this is the first film I've watched all month 🙃

  • Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson

    Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson

    ★★★★

    The first half really starkly shows how little progress we've made in racism, misogyny, and queerphobia.

    The second half really digs in to show the effects this event had on Janet and censorship in radio & television, and the benefits all the white folks around her got from the spectacle.

    is this where i got my nipple shame from???

  • To All the Boys: Always and Forever

    To All the Boys: Always and Forever

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Her: I'm gonna go to NYU
    Him: Wow I guess you don't love me enough
    Me: YOU'LL FIND SOMEONE BETTER LARA JEAN
    Them: End up together anyway

    When are we going to get To All The Boys: Turkey Dump?

    Listening to Oasis after your senior year breakup *is* a whole mood tho

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★½

    They had us in the first half, not gonna lie.
    Then they backed it up with the rapey stuff, and the pacing really lost me in the last third or so of the film.
    Can't knock the visuals though, partway through I paused and said "they really don't make movies like this anymore, do they?" really lovely to see such seamless transitions, we really use hard cuts too liberally these days!

    Also, horror has ruined me, I no longer have the stamina for 2hr+ movies

  • Cruel Intentions

    Cruel Intentions

    ★★★

    I really don't think that would have killed someone but sure 😂

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★

    1. No way those teeny masks with breathing holes did a damn thing
    2. Always listen to women
    3. Imagine smoking on a space ship
    4. I really feel for this cat, my cat sitting next to me while I watched was *not* enjoying all the screeches even through a screen
    5. This would make a fun double feature with The Thing
    6. I'm appalled that I rated this 3 stars in 2014