At the height of its popularity, when I was 19 and knew the songs by heart, Dear Evan Hansen was the pinnacle of the Tumblr era: it didn't matter what you said or did as long as you tried your best and had something meaningful to say. Now, as the eve of its fall from grace has neared its end, and I am 23 and still know the songs, it is the pinnacle of remembering the Tumblr era: the road to hell is paved with good intentions and a bad wig. Much like Ben Platt, we're all too old for Evan Hansen.
Okay, haha, very funny everyone, we've all had a good laugh about this movie, it was a good bit, I thought for a second that this actually had something interesting to say, and I'll take that egg on my face. Like most of Shyamalan's most interesting and most divisive work, Old seems to be designed exclusively for viewers who think they're better than their peers because their taste is less conventional. Maybe not since Lady in the Water have I…
'Crowdpleasing' has never been a term I particularly liked, especially outside of the four-quadrant blockbusters. Whenever a drama, especially a drama that deals with serious issues gets called 'crowdpleasing', it usually means that the issues and themes have been pacified enough that it's not going to piss off anyone for the sake of making an extra buck or two. But I was hopeful walking into The Hate U Give. In a year where we have had three films that tackled…
How do you rate a film like this? If we’re feigning objectivity like white guys talking movies on the internet tend to do, Joker should be commended for doing exactly what it sets out to do. It’s bleak, well put together, and pretty to look at.
But we’re not feigning objectivity, or praising unique things for the sake of being unique. I disagree with this movie on a fundemental atomic level. It doesn’t believe in anything. It is antithetical to…