• What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

    ★★★★★

    pantheon-level comedy, too many setpieces where I was nearly puking laughing to count. casting Phillip Roth as a government spook is so inspired. Plate glass gag just one of the all time bits -- blessed to ring in year 31 while watching it.

    In a fun twist: about 12 hours after watching this movie where an idiot stumbles into a large grant he didn't expect to get, this idiot did the exact same thing

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★★★

    4 stars is more generous than I was planning- the movie is flawed, a bit haphazard at points (how far exactly is the Ghostland from the town?) and some of Siono's provocations can feel juvenile (no moreso than American fare that gets praised for doing the same but worse)- but I'm inclined to pump it up after seeing all the reviews calling it "surprisingly boring", leading me to ask myself if we watched a different movie.

    Prisoners of the Ghostland…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    this is going to be the messiest review ive written on here, which is saying something because i basically only dump sporadic unedited thoughts on here, and im kind of a dummy even with the benefit of editing. but:

    this film's existence is nothing short of miraculous. what clearly begins as an exercise of spite in the face of being strongarmed by WB into revisiting the world in order to keep everyone else's grubby little paws off of it, Lana…

  • Whiplash
  • I Am Cuba

    I Am Cuba

    what a whiny-ass description letterboxd has for this on here lol

    anyways this is probably the best-shot film in the history of the medium

  • Dune

    Dune

    worm good

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    the end of the world has never been so fucking boring

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★★

    One more final: I need you (aide whispers in my ear) yeah yeah I know that's from the other one

  • A Quiet Place
  • Johnny Mnemonic

    Johnny Mnemonic

    ★★★★

    B&W cut. Putting this here to remind myself to go long on this but man... This movie was absolutely lit for black and white. Seek this version out if you get the chance. The mood lands so much more clearly, the early 90s CGi that feels cheesy in color becomes genuinely captivating. Prescient, entirely aware of what it is, full of big scenery-chewing performances that all absolutely rip. This is all useless word salad that I'll clean up later, all you need to know is that I loved it

  • 8th Annual On Cinema Oscar Special

    8th Annual On Cinema Oscar Special

    ★★★★★

    Tim Heidecker's career has been marked by bringing aggressively experimental filmmaking techniques into comedy, regardless of who he's collaborating with. With On Cinema/Mister America, he, Turkington, Eric Motorola, and the entire On Cinema team have skipped ahead to coming up with their own techniques, radically experimenting with form, technology, and delivery, all in the service of one of the most densely plotted narratives in contemporary fiction.

    The annual On Cinema Oscar special is always a 4 hour marathon of cringe…

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz

    havent watched a movie in a while. lot of sopranos, lots of tv reruns, just unable to focus. we threw this on when we couldnt get the subtitles on our torrent of "another round" to work-- had been years since either of us had watched. still pretty delightful, for what it is, but whether its my age, or discourse overexposure, or just changing taste, i found some of wright's pacing here a little grating at moments, but i recognize that…