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  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    I heard an interview with James Gray recently where he was basically shitting on this idea of rating systems and how we degrade movies with our valuations. He said “you wouldn’t look at a Picasso and go, ‘that gets eight paint brushes on the paint brush scale’” and it’s basically made me think a lot about how I evaluate movies.

    I think Apocalypse Now is pretty clearly imperfect, and I feel like those involved would likely admit that given the…

  • The Devil's Advocate

    The Devil's Advocate

    ★★½

    Damn, that's a lot of fucking movie. All right, here are some thoughts:

    --If you've ever done a Pacino impression, you were doing this. Even if you think you were doing Scent of a Woman, you were doing some form of him shouting about God and the paganism of the 20th century.
    -- On the Pacino point, this is also pretty firmly where the whole schtick becomes calcified. Obviously it's kind of happened already, but his performance in The Insider…

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  • L'Argent

    L'Argent

    ★★★★½

    Nothing says that the money you’re using isn’t counterfeit quite like saying “it’s not fake. Trust me. There’s markings on it and everything” to the cashier as you’re paying.

  • Peaky Blinders: The true story

    Peaky Blinders: The true story

    ★★★½

    I didn’t watch this documentary but it’s the only place here where I can say I started this show and it’s fucking dope.

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  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    ★★★½

    America is a fucking crazy place

  • Mad Max

    Mad Max

    ★★★½

    This dystopian future looks way more fun than the real one we wound up getting. Like at least they got to drive super fast and shit