A movie about bad losers and worse winners. Really found myself thinking a lot about Zuckerberg's image of not caring about personal wealth that much. On the surface level it seems like a line of bullshit but I think I might really believe he doesn't (at least going by the events portrayed in this film). I think he really cares about proving he's better than other people and putting people down, and money is just a convenient way of achieving…
Burn After Reading 2008
It doesn't matter what your job is or how rich you are. It doesn't matter what school you went to or what secret club you're in. It doesn't matter how good you look or what shape you're in or how many people you sleep with. It doesn't matter if you hang out with the upper crust or your "shithole buddies". It doesn't matter if you know what a Schwinn bicycle is. It doesn't matter if you think you're a mere good Samaritan. Nothing will save you from the fact that you're a fucking idiot, except maybe sheer blind luck.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 2023
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
For the first hour or so I thought we were golden. The animation has only gotten better and bolder, Gwen's homeworld is absolutely gorgeous, the parent-kid stuff still very prevalent, Jason Schwartzman is great as The Spot. I start wondering if this really can be as good as the first, perhaps even better. Then Miles travels to what is basically a central hub for Spider-mans, a big multiverse candy store, and at first it's fun seeing a bunch of left-field…
Surf's Up 2007
A real pleasant surprise, for an animated faux documentary, this had a lot of charm and depth. It doesn't even rely that much on being visually striking (although the waves were very pretty and the baby penguins were adorable) and it did a much more relatable/natural version of "main character realises they're being a dick and fixes it" than a lot of animated movies did around this time (a weird trend the more I think about it).
The ending is…
Black Swan 2010
Horror as a vehicle to display the deterioration of a characters psyche as they pursue excellence may be my new favourite specific subgenre of horror.