• Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★★★

    A little sad and a bit overwhelmed tonight and just really needed some comfort food qua movie. It came down to two options…this or Spider-man 2. I went with this. I think these two movies might be two of my constant companions in life.

  • Guarding Tess

    Guarding Tess

    ★★★

    Dumb…but charming

  • The Sword of Doom

    The Sword of Doom

    ★★★★

    Tatsuya Nakadai is simply incredible in this thing…it’s almost impossible to believe that the same guy that played Hanshiro Tsugumo could also be Ryunosuke Tsukue. One of the few films I can remember in which the protagonist is actually the bad guy…not an anti-hero mind you, but the villain himself…and what a villain!

    Absolutely loved the bulk of this thing, but I fall on the side that finds the ending unsatisfying. Pretty incredible conclusion given the backstory behind it all, but I just couldn’t quite get on board 100%.


    Watched with @TheRabbidCow

  • Men

    Men

    ★★

    Elevated horror

  • Phone Booth

    Phone Booth

    ★★★½

    Really loved this the first time I caught it in theaters, but definitely dropped quite a bit on the re-watch. Wasn't a big fan of some of the editing and there was some acting that really didn't land for me...Ben Foster especially was bizarre in this thing, even if he only appeared for a moment. I still really like it as a morality tale, with Stu standing under the ever watchful eye of God, who is calling him to repentance, while judgment hangs over his every move.

    Watched with @ChadHaynes and @TheRabbidCow

  • Unstoppable

    Unstoppable

    ★★★★½

    So good. Just keeps getting better on each re-watch.

    Watched with @The RabbidCow

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★½

    I was quite pleasantly surprised by this. Thought the trailer looked a bit dumb and wasn’t in a hurry to catch it at the theater, but am glad I decided to check it out. The script is fairly weak and there’s some eye roll moments for me, but, on the whole, it was pretty gripping and wrestled with some interesting themes in thoughtful ways.

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★★★

    Goose might be my favorite supporting character to ever appear in a movie. 

    Iceman is the best of all the 80s badbro nemeses. 

    Take My Breath Away might be the best love song ever specifically composed for a film. 

    Kenny Loggins rocks. 

    And I cannot wait for Maverick to come out.

  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    ★★

    Was a little too soft on this thing first time around…not sure why. It’s not good. It is, however, quite a bit better than Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. So, it’s got that going for it. 

    Watched with @ChadHaynes

  • Devs

    Devs

    ★★½

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

    I simply could not get over the inconsistent presentation of Forest’s character throughout this story. Was he a psychopathic killer without emotion, or was he the traumatized father who would do anything to bring back his little girl, or was he the sweet, benevolent grandpappy sage who had learned to overcome all emotion? Inscrutable. 

    Also, have you ever seen a more pretentious thing than this? Deus…c’mon man. 

    Also, and I know this is a tv show and should probably be held to a lower standard, but, genuinely, most of the acting in this thing was distractingly poor.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★

    Watched the beginning and end of this with my Mom and nephews for Mother's Day. It's themes really landed with me this time...in particular it's focus on telos.

  • 3 Godfathers

    3 Godfathers

    ★★★★

    Thematically and emotionally this one hits me just perfectly. The pacing is a bit off though and the final act is a bit too sentimental.