• Help!

    Help!

    ★★★★★

    sorry to be a normie or whatever but actually the beatles are so good and i'm glad i spent the first half of my teen years rabidly obsessed with them so i can continue to get that incomparable beatles-specific hit of serotonin every time i see a picture of them or hear a song of theirs out there in the wild world. which does happen quite often because they are the most popular band in the history of western music. lucky me!

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★

    of course this was extremely extremely beautiful to look at and delightfully theatrical and overall entertaining in its own way but it just made me miss when wes anderson was still making movies in the vein of the royal tenenbaums where they were still very stylish and aesthetically deliberate but also had a genuine depth of emotion to them. (the last time i watched the royal tenenbaums i was especially struck by the economy of dialogue in the film and…

  • A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★★★

    it's so crazy to me how suffused with erotic energy this entire film is in my memory and how i still feel that watching it now as an adult who's not even attracted to men anymore. the scene where they're playing i should've known better in the cargo hold of the train and one of the girls watching them sticks her hand through the wire cage and bats ringo's head like he's an animal in a zoo...george making eyes at…

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    not exactly proud to say that i laughed so hard at one the jokes in this movie that i farted. which joke you might ask? that's for me to know and you to never find out

  • Crash

    Crash

    ★★★

    sort of amazing how in a movie where the entire premise is an underground ring of weirdos who are sexually aroused by near-fatal vehicular collisions, depicting an actual gay sex scene is where they draw the line...but that's the 90s for you i suppose!!!

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★

    what if we were trapped on a research base in antarctica with a hideously violent eldritch alien whose ability to take on the appearance of any of our crew members is quickly eroding our trust in each other and threatening our very survival and we were all boys?

  • The Craft

    The Craft

    ★★★★

    i just don't think getting revenge on a racist bully by making her hair fall out is the same as wanting to harness the power of an omnipotent ancient god for unspecified reasons. like i don't think those are comparable in terms of selfish witchcraft goals and i don't like that this film implies that they are. 

    also of all the 90s movies to NOT feature random acts of lesbianism why did it have to be this one

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    it's so fucked up that mike myers did all that and they still cast him on snl

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★

    an excellent example of a film whose ending is so good it tricks audiences into thinking the whole movie was good when in fact it was for the most part very poorly paced and awkwardly acted with bad dialogue. he really did turn into a fly tho

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★

    watched this as part of my ongoing inability to watch anything that isn't an incredibly depressing british film from the late 80s/early 90s and my stupid hellbrain kept being like hehe that's remus lupin :) that's my man :) even as he was committing heinous acts of violence against women

  • The To Do List

    The To Do List

    ★★★★

    thinking about how this film led to bill hader's divorce and borderline mental breakdown...well it was worth it! sorry bill</3

  • Withnail & I

    Withnail & I

    ★★★½

    there needs to be less teen coming-of-age movies and more mid-twenties existential ennui movies, preferably ones that also feature a dysfunctionally codependent friendship between two people of the same gender. 

    however i still can't decide if this is enjoyable enough on the whole for me to be able to entirely overlook the racism and homophobia lol