• Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    probably the most overwhelmingly beautiful movie ever made. Bill Murray also karaokes Roxy Music. seeing this for the first time in years (presented in one of the most gorgeous 35mm prints i’ve ever seen) was a truly ethereal experience

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★★

    fucking awesome movie. side note: 100% guarantee it ends up being Kanye's favorite of 2022

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    really fun movie, i’d be down for ten more of these all set in different time periods. Disney dumping the first good Predator film in a few decades on streaming when something like this genuinely deserves to be seen on the big screen is so fucking sad though lol

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    the most perfect movie ever made

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    unbelievably good. cannot overstate how much it fucking rocks that we have a filmmaker like Jordan Peele who has already proven himself as one of the greats with only three features under his belt. i recall the feeling of seeing Get Out back in 2017 and there’s nothing more satisfying than watching a filmmaker like Peele confidently evolve from their incredible debut without losing what made it special. dude really gave us one of the smartest, most original films of the decade…

  • We Own This City

    We Own This City

    ★★★★

    do NOT sleep on this. one of the absolute best (and certainly posed to be one of the most overlooked) shows of the year. Bernthal is fucking incredible here. David Simon the 🐐

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    Netflix can’t keep subscribers for a myriad of reasons so after raising prices, bloating out the new season of Stranger Things, and planning to halt funding on “expensive vanity projects” while still continuing a useless quantity-over-quality model, all the morons at Netflix HQ were scratching their heads and instead of actually considering how largely outdated their platform is and realizing the steps they would need to take to meet standards of competition, they decided to give the the famed directors of…

  • Broker

    Broker

    ★★★★

    Kore-eda is back, baby!!!

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ½

    honestly don’t think i’ll see a worse movie in 2022 than this one. it’s actually impressive how the MCU has become a South Park-lite parody of itself, taking a concept filled with potential and destroying any shred of identity it might’ve once had in favor of an increasingly exhausting yearly output that acts as the textbook definition of quantity over quality, and this is the nadir of that. naturally it's stitched together by another tedious, unrewarding, moment-to-moment script these corporate…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    “but what kind? what kind of shark?”
    “a tiger shark.”
    “a what?”

  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

    put this on in the background while doing some work and did the OUATIH-pointing.gif at the Music Box Theatre cameo

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★★

    would not have expected something like this from Noé but wow. totally awe-struck. this one's definitely gonna stay with me for a while. unlike anything i've seen all year.