• The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★★

    i was the only person under 60 in the theater

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★★½

    i feel like i need to watch this again to full absorb it, but i’m so glad that my first viewing of this gorgeous film could be in the theaters for its rerelease.

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★½

    honestly so fucking boring until the third act, where it becomes a parody of itself. as a horror movie it’s terrible, as a comedy it kinda works.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

    i had the same issues with it i have with most marvel movies: overabundance of cgi, feels too long in the middle, awkward comic relief, etc. however, i did enjoy it for the most part and i think all the leads had pretty solid performances. also, even with my cgi complaints, i have to admit the dragons and other creatures were cool as hell to look at.

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★½

    i liked it but it's missing something for me that i can't put my finger on. maybe it needed a longer run time (which i don't say often). some of the dialogue felt unnatural and it took me out of the story, but then there would be another scene (like every one with colman domingo) that brought me back in. at the same time i have a hard time saying "the original is better" definitively because i do believe that…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

    rats, we’re rats
    we’re the rats
    we prey at night, we stalk at night
    we’re the rats 

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★★½

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

    the horror in this comes less from the supernatural elements and more from the isolation that beth is stuck in. yes, she has friends, yes, she has a family, but she is stuck in a hole of grief that is so utterly isolating she cannot escape it. it definitely sleeps through the film and creates a tense feeling as you watch it. this is not a perfect film and i agree with the criticisms of the metaphors being a tad…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

    i don't have anything very interesting or original to say about this film, but i do want to say that i found the first half extremely soothing and relaxing. i saw one review describe the film as unsettling, but i didn't get the vibe at all. i was very engrossed in the stunning visuals and expert sound design and it all came together for a very calming experience. i would put this movie on to go to sleep--not because it's…

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    one of my favorite opening sequences in cinema, and one of my all time favorite soundtracks. this film is funny, sad, uncomfortable, relatable, all at the same time, but never once does it feel artificial, or like it is trying too hard. i really admire that.

  • Weathering with You

    Weathering with You

    ★★★½

    this was very tropey but i still enjoyed it for what it is—an anime film with a good mix of humor, romance, and emotion. i don’t think it’s making some grand statement about climate change, i truly don’t. this film may lack the emotional depth and social commentary of studio ghibli films and children of the sea, but for what it is—a sweet and pretty anime film—it was certainly worth my two hours.

  • Misery

    Misery

    ★★★★

    if i get in a car accident that bad just leave me to die tbh

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★½

    this is less of a review and more of a....theater report. if that's a thing. i couldn't really say anything more about this special that hasn't already been said. however, i'm really glad i was able to see it in theaters so i want to write down some things about my experience.

    -the audience skewed fairly young. quite a few teenagers and college aged kids (like me lol). i did see some parents come with their kids. no elderly people…