• Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★★

    This movie was good and cute and touching and a worthy addition to the canon of “secret love letters understanding and forgiving our complicated, repressed immigrant mothers with cultural baggage for unwittingly passing down their generational trauma onto their daughters.” Ming Lee you will always be famous!!!!!

  • The Bubble

    The Bubble

    Great background audiovisual stimulation for your cat to stare at and/or if you enjoy watching rich comedians masturbating onscreen for two hours (but they make it feel like four!)

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Giving this movie 5 stars despite not actually considering it a perfect movie, because it was a movie I needed to see, that needs to exist, and that’s all that matters. So many tears were shed during the final act. I’m not typically someone who says “so and so is an international treasure” but Michelle Yeoh is an international (interdimensional?) treasure!!!! Will probably watch this again at some point, at which point I will write a more thoughtful and thorough review. Hugged my mom as soon as possible after watching this movie, and I recommend that anyone else who can do the same.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    This definitely felt like a Batman movie for fans of Batman (by which I mean the comics). But, seeing as this is the first piece of Batman media I have ever engaged with in my life (yes, you read that correctly), I am obviously not that target demo. I think a lot of the fight scenes were shot really well and fun to watch, and I enjoyed the fact that he got to be the world’s silliest-looking detective. Not a…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    I do think this movie was slightly bloated, but otherwise excellent. Misaki in particular was such a powerful character to me... I think I’m in love with her. Would definitely plan on rewatching this soon (after I reread Uncle Vanya) if not for the fact that it’s a bajillion hours long.

  • Hilda and the Mountain King

    Hilda and the Mountain King

    ★★★★

    Hilda is one of my favorite cartoons and I will gladly watch it in any form. This film was primarily about motherhood and indigenous land sovereignty, although I think the former theme was executed slightly better than the latter. I love the trolls, but I do agree with everyone who’s like “needs more Twig” or “needs more Woodsman.” I really loved that little moment that focused on Hilda and Frida holding hands. I think the trolls should be allowed to enter the city whenever the fuck they want. Gorgeous animation as always. I’m excited for season 3!

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★½

    One of the least memorable movies with such an unnecessarily star studded cast. I like Melanie Lynskey though. Yellowjackets hive make some noise!!!!!!!! 🐝🐝🐝

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    This is a very good movie about how women are gaslit, abused, assaulted, stripped of bodily autonomy, and coerced into submission— directed by a man who is just as evil as its villains if not more so. The hypocrisy is astounding.

    Obviously, Polanski isn’t the only person behind this film (it was adapted from a book, after all) and the many others who worked on it deserve their dues, but knowing that he’s still being enabled by the industry to…

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    ★★★½

    1. I think it’s really funny how Tilda Swinton genuinely looks so otherworldly, like a Faerie Queene, without even trying, meanwhile no matter what he does and how many pairs of leather pants he dons, Tom Hiddleston will always just look like a Guy Who Went To Eton. 
    2. Cool use of Detroit and Tangier as backdrops for white people shenanigans! We love orientalism! 
    3. This movie and What We Do In The Shadows were being made at the same…

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    Sometimes I watch a movie based on a piece of literature and I remember that I am very much not a film person. Nothing remarkable to say about this movie except for the fact that every woman in it looks the same, which confused me greatly.

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★½

    🎵 Ahab can’t you see, the restaurant is a metaphor 🎵

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★★½

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

    I had so many thoughts on this show and then the last ten minutes happened and they all flew out the window because Gihun’s hair immediately stole the show. I could not stop laughing; I had to pause the screen to scream. I’ve never seen a more fucked up setup to a more perfect punchline. A very suspenseful, moving, stylized, gut-wrenching critique of capitalism, completely upstaged by a middle aged man with the goofiest fucking haircut you have ever seen in your life. The end.