• Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★★

    I’m realizing Andrew Garfield is always giving off Norman Bates energy. Like in a cute way.

  • Crossroads

    Crossroads

    ★★½

    Not bad, not yet a masterpiece.


    Vous imaginez un film de MTV qui mis en vedette Brittany Spears va être un navet. Mais, surprenant, avec une icône de bon trash (la scénariste Shonda Rhimes), un star de l’avenir avec vrai talent (Zoe Saldana) et l’ambiance d’un trip entre amis qui touche le cœur. Spears est rigide mais le film marche malgré elle. C’est exactement le type de film que j’aurais aimé regarder sur la télévision.

  • NYAD

    NYAD

    ★★½

    Pas mal quand en français (à la fois mauvais opinion quand vous l’avez regardez pour les deux performances nominées aux Oscars). C’est bizarre comme propagande d’une nageuse que je n’avais jamais entendu parler. Je suis un peu sur sa côte (trouvé un but à n’importe quel âge) mais Nyad soi-même est tellement agaçante qu’elle est sa pire ennemie. Foster règne toujours.

  • Lisa Frankenstein

    Lisa Frankenstein

    ★★½

    Like most Diablo Cody scripts, it feels like a movie stuck in the first act. Most the movie is quirk introductions and vague character motivations. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun world of neon and macabre that I’m into but I never felt like the narrative propelled forward. The climax is unceremonious. I would be more forgiving if I had laughed but I didn’t enjoy much outside of the ambiance.

  • Rollerball

    Rollerball

    ★★½

    Pretty in-line what I’d expect from a Rollerball remake. The original is trashy 70’s and the remake is trashy 2000’s. Here’s the thing, I like everything in the rink. McTiernan continues to prove he’s got a knack for action. I want to go watch this game (minus the possible murder and riots). The script is terribly cheesy, the music is abhorrent and action hero is maybe not the role Chris Klein was meant to embody. I did not hate this experience but I can respect it being maligned.

  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    ★★★★

    Die Hard with a Vengeance is a testament to action directing expertise with a hyperbolic material. John McClane encounters how many bombs?! Sam Jackson is impeccable casting. The back and forth goes a long way to upping the watchability factor. Also Jeremy Iron’s arms are so daddy.

  • The Walls Are Watching

    The Walls Are Watching

    Watched this with a friend who was watching it for a podcast. First foray into Lifetime thrillers. Very entertaining to rag on.

  • The 13th Warrior

    The 13th Warrior

    ★★

    I’ve never been a Beowulf person. Something about Norse mythology I find totally unengaging. Even less engaging when you have a Spaniard playing an Arab. What’s worse than sword and sandals? Mallets and caves.

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★★

    I love getting to show someone When Harry Met Sally. THEY’RE WITNESSING A GODDAMN CLASSIC.

  • Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

    ★★

    Like what is this? The soundtrack and Amazonian setting read like adventure movie, but the substance is a romance? The film is for sure most concerned about the sexual tension between Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco, a paternal love affair that I am not here for. It more or less fits into that weird 90’s genre of exoticism of natives (Native American or otherwise) and to be fair, the environment is the strongest element. The tribe is the only fun hang of film.

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★

    2023: the year of Sandra Hüller and her cursed houses.

    My bar was low as it’s hard to look forward to a slice of life Nazi movie and Glazer movies tend to be the brand of “oh I see your vibe but it’s kind of boring”. Zone is captivating and its juxtaposition of an ideal like German family living next to a concentration camp. Hüller gives an amazing performance as the worst woman on earth. The morbid existence of this hang out story has the captivation of watching a train wreck plus the hope that this family will actually die in a train wreck.

  • Waking the Dead

    Waking the Dead

    ★★

    The lamest ghost movie ever. Also Crudup is unfortunately too baseline unlikable to be a troubled (but redeemable) protagonist. The production design is both under and overdone (the 70’s looks straight out of Mad magazine and the 80’s somehow is a modern day GAP ad). Connelly is the meaty enjoyment and she’s dead half the time. I’d read the book though.