• Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★½

    I know I’m in the minority with this opinion.  Fight Club is a beloved film by many.  When I was like 14, I loved it too.  But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to dislike it.  I feel like it’s overrated and way more popular than it deserves.  The central twist is easy to figure out about 45 minutes in and once you know, it becomes less engaging.  

    I know with this rating it probably feels like I’m trashing…

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    I’m not the biggest Tarantino fan.  As a filmmaker, I think he’s talented.  He knows how to write interesting dialogue and knows how to tell a story well.  In fact, I’d argue he’s a better writer than a director, but that’s certainly up for debate among people who would care more about that than I would.  None of my issues with Tarantino have anything to do with this film though.  He made not only one of the most influential films of the 90s, but it’s undoubtedly one of the best of all time.  A near flawless film in my eyes.

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    Thoroughly enjoyed this one.  Easily the best since the original.

  • Shattered Glass

    Shattered Glass

    ★★★½

    A really interesting piece for sure.  Before watching, I knew absolutely nothing about this film other than it started Hayden Christianson and came out in 2003.  Didn’t know anything about Stephen Glass or this scandal.

    The performances were good.  Christianson plays a slimy weasel pretty well.  Sarsgaard is even better as the skeptical editor.  Hank Azaria might be the most likeable actor out there.  I swear every role he plays, he shines the brightest.  As far as the filmmaking goes, it’s pretty basic.  Nothing stood out as either good or bad.  Glad I watched this though

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★½

    I definitely feel like I need to rewatch this.  Most of it didn’t make sense to me so the majority of the time I was lost.  It wasn’t until my friend explained some things that it started making sense.  Well made film overall, good performances.  I just feel it’s a little too vague at times.  Then again, I’ll just chalk it up to me being a simpleton.

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★½

    What a wild ride!

  • The Sandlot

    The Sandlot

    ★★★½

    Love the first half, the second half is solid but loses focus on the kids in favor for a caper involving the beast.  It’s fun but I like the dynamic with the kids over the central conflict of the plot.

  • The Death of Dick Long

    The Death of Dick Long

    ★★★

    I liked this quite a bit.  The first half was better than the second half for me.  But as a whole, I liked it.  Never quite lived up to the phrase “Dipshit Fargo” as another Letterboxd user coined, but it’s a solid film.  Good performances all around and believable slice of life crime film.

  • Scary Movie 3

    Scary Movie 3

    ★★★

    Dumb, but fun.  Not every joke lands, but the jokes that do work still are very funny.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I keep finding people to show this to.  First viewing at home on Blu-Ray.  Still great!  I noticed a lot of the Matrix influences this time around.

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★

    I feel like this movie hinges on whether you like Bender or not in this.  Luckily, I do like him as a character.  I could easily see someone not liking the film for not liking his character.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★½

    This film was brutal.  I saw this mostly blind.  I had seen a trailer a couple of months ago and completely forgot about most of the details, so I had no clue this was a child abduction story going in.  A couple of intense scenes in this.  Good movie though.  Ethan Hawks was great, but both of the lead kids were excellent in this.