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  • Airplane!

    Airplane!

    ★★★½

    I like Leslie Nielsen!

  • Lovely & Amazing

    Lovely & Amazing

    ★★★½

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

    ok yes it makes sense that she was arrested for it but did I love seeing Catherine Keener flirt with Jake Gyllenhaal? yes. is it weird that lil baby Jake Gyllenhaal looks like a hot friend of mine in this movie? also yes! no more questions!

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    I mean, what new comments could I have to make about The Thing? These creature effects are absolutely unparalleled. One of the best scripted and most tense horror-thrillers ever made. Carpenter is working the fuck out of those split-diopter shots. Funny that two of these characters are named “Windows” and “Mac,” huh? Sorry, not “funny.” What’s the word. “Notable.” No, not that either. It’s something!

    Was surprised this was a Morricone score, I think I’d always assumed it was Carpenter,…

  • Please Give

    Please Give

    ★★★½

    The grandmother playing Andra is so funny. If Rebecca Hall never told us she was English, we wouldn't know! Underrated on all fronts!! C. Keens top 5 all-time white guilt actors!!!

  • Friends with Money

    Friends with Money

    ★★★

    One of the whitest movies I’ve ever seen. Feels like it wavers between being a satire of that fact and just earnestly being that way, but I really think it’s just in earnest. Not a fan of the wink-wink casting of Aniston as the poorest Friend. That said, it is still a Catherine Keener and Frances McDormand movie and therefore, I like it. :)

  • Muppet Treasure Island

    Muppet Treasure Island

    ★★★½

    Find me a more consistently funny comic tool than the malleability of Kermit’s face.

  • Hairspray

    Hairspray

    ★★★★½

    • I want nothing but happiness and good fortune for Queen Latifah. What a pleasant surprise to see her in this. :)

    • Bynes’ whole direction for this film was “you’re horny.” Always nice to watch hot people be horny for two hours, even when it’s tinged with “I got da chocolate fever!!” This movie walked so the infamous Drake tweet could run.

    • Travolta is just doing a Mike Myers impression this whole time.

    • The racial politics of…

  • Observe and Report

    Observe and Report

    ★★½

    Moments here and there, but it reminds me so much of an era/style of comedy that I pretended to like for so long and now that I am older I can simply and honestly say: not for me!

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★½

    Surprised no one ever talks about how much of a comedy the first 30 minutes or so of this movie is. A stunning thriller. 9 time Academy Award-nominee and one-time winner Al Pacino is very good at acting!

    Particularly enamored with one incredible segment of editing in the middle of the movie around a sudden moment. Nice to finally see where the inspiration for every hour-long hostage episode of a procedural in the last 45 years came from. Also nice…

  • Scoob!

    Scoob!

    ★★½

    Occasionally cute! The animation isn't very special, which is a shame because the end credits give you a taste of a fantastic animated style that would've been cool as fuck to see spread over the full thing.

    Tries its best to be both subversive and sincere, which is a very weird mix that results in Supreme Court/Tinder jokes and an overabundance of hip-hop needle drops that make you go "who is this for?" I only really wanted to watch this…

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    ★★★★½

    Was so instantly into this movie. Perfect color palette, absolutely hilarious, perfectly directed satire that is deliriously 90s and strangely comforting to me. The kind of movie so quickly endearing to me that I texted people to talk about it/recommend it only 20 minutes in. Everyone’s so good in it (RuPaul! Holy shit!) and there are so many surprisingly tender and sweet little things that go almost underacknowledged, despite being the basis for entire seasons of TV shows that try to exist as Queer Life 101 for straights. Magnificent. Luv u Jamie Babbit. :)

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★

    SPACE WEEK MOVIE NO. 3

    Poochie-ass ending.