• Homebound

    Homebound

    As undercooked as the bloody goose

  • Watcher

    Watcher

    ★★★½

    This isn't anything you haven't seen before, and there's nothing to really set it apart, yet I still really enjoyed this. I think a lot of it was the lovely camerawork and the "show don't tell" nature of the simple message. What could have felt heavy-handed and tropey somehow came back around to feeling fresh. I was engaged the whole time.

    It probably wouldn't have worked so well if it was yet another thriller set in like, New York or…

  • Detroit Rock City

    Detroit Rock City

    ★★★½

    A fun, oddly specific time capsule.

    2022 sucks in all other ways, but I like that we've reached a level as a society that no one gives a shit if you listen to KISS and disco. in the same playlist. Music is just music.

  • Big Little Lies

    Big Little Lies

    ★★★★

    Finally watched season 2! This was the perfect continuation of the first season, dealing with the aftermath and some new... issues. Meryl Streep killed it as the mother in law from hell. There is nothing worse than someone who's convinced they're righteous in that 'won't someone please think of the children?' way. I love this show. Sad the director died so young and it will probably end here, but it wasn't a bad note to end on. Damn, he was good though :( Time to read and watch Sharp Objects!

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★★

    Rewatched after reading the book, and yeah this is still 4 stars easily. One of the rare cases of the movie being better! Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively just CRUSH this thing, they're both amazing. Also the screenplay feels way snappier than the novel, almost like it's parodying this kind of thriller while also being a great this kind of thriller (the mommy/wine kind). It's def somewhat a comedy while the book wasn't at all. Also some of my fave…

  • The Retrievers

    The Retrievers

    Guy who can sort of kick people? check. Vague shadowy gov't organization? check. Ladyperson to kiss? check. Start rollin boys!!

    How many low-budge action movies were made because they knew a guy who's had two years of karate. Can he grunt and kick things? Clearly he should be a star! This certainly isn't the worst but it does have the most baffling "fat people always be eating" joke ever, Fat Guy With Big Bag of Apples. Is that the joke,…

  • The Death of Dick Long

    The Death of Dick Long

    That's just what happens when you listen to Staind.

    Ok if I'd known the movie was about that I probably wouldn't have watched, but then it was too late and I couldn't look away 😳

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★½

    Finally catching up on some non-horror films that have been on my wl forever. This might not be horror but it is S T R E S S. So glad I never had to go through this but that's what's scary about it, it could happen to any woman. Just for being a woman. Really good understated performances, almost felt like a documentary it was so realistic. Shoutout to unheralded movie superhero Cousin Skyler who pulled a bag half her size through the entirety of NYC with nary a complaint. Iron Man, pssh.

  • The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    I just read the book, so of course I had to watch the adaptation. It was ok, but sadly kinda muted. I wanted more batshit. Emily Blunt is really good, as is Lisa Kudrow in a small but memorable role, but Rachel herself was written so much more interestingly in the book. Here she's just kind of a weepy Wendy. I did really love that scene with her and Lisa Kudrow on the train, that empowering moment of finding out…

  • Behind Her Eyes

    Behind Her Eyes

    Having experienced the wondrous batshittery of the book, I can see why they made this a series and not a movie. A movie might have felt rushed, and then the ending would be like extra "huh???" You want the full impact of that shit. It did feel a little drawn out and slow at times - maybe 5 episodes instead of 6 would have been perfect? But they actually managed to bring this crazy thing to life, and that's commendable. I never would have thought this book, of all things, would be adapted.

  • Torn Hearts

    Torn Hearts

    A Nashville-themed Whatever Happened to Baby Jane - Whatever Happened to Bobbie Sue? - directed by Brea Grant of 12 Hour Shift? Hell yeah! This went pretty off the rails by the end but it was mostly a good time. Katey Segal was great and I dug the music!

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    If you've followed country music at all over the last 10 years, you've probably noticed a distinct lack of women and a whole…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    This is what I was missing from superhero movies, reanimated corpses 😍