• Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    Just as kick ass the second watch

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★½

    The performances by Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear are really great in this, and the the build up is effectively creepy. Third act went pretty bonkers as most have mentioned and while not everything worked for me in that third act, I admire the movie more than not.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    HOT DAMN! This was so awesome, the last 30
    min especially had the audience clapping and hooting and hollering. Tom Cruise you are a madman and that’s why we like you.

  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★½

    Flippin funny 

    Got to do a Q&A with Jon Heder and Efran Ramirez

  • Emergency

    Emergency

    ★★★½

    This tip towed a line of being funny, topical & thought provoking at the same time. The premise is fairly straightforward: three culturally diverse college students about to embark on a bar/party crawl come home to find a young white woman passed out on the floor. 

    This sets in motion one hell of a night as they try to get this girl the help she needs.

    There’s some real tension at play here racially and it is effective especially in a chase scene with the police. 

    I thought the two leads had great chemistry and really made this an entertaining watch.

  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    ★½

    Woof 🔥

  • Senior Year

    Senior Year

    ★★½

    2.75

    I laughed quite a bit I have to be honest but I think the “prom Queen” narrative is kind of tired and there was a lot of potential with this premise. Seeing Alicia Silverstone was good though.

  • Happening

    Happening

    ★★★★½

    With all that’s been going on lately this is incredibly timely. The lead performance by Anamaria Vartolomei is outstanding, and we as an audience want to see her have a resolution as her character goes through the ringer. The film is shot in 1:33 aspect ratio to really immerse the viewer during some really difficult scenes to watch, but it is so effectively done. 

    This will not be for all audiences and I don’t necessarily think I want to revisit it again anytime soon but it’s a conversation starter and a very good one at that.

  • Our Father

    Our Father

    ★★★½

    Crazy story, even crazier that the justice system seemed to be in this creeps favor

  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★½

    Totally digging the films Kogonada makes. Didn’t expect the emotional impact this one gives!

  • Body Heat

    Body Heat

    ★★★★

    Smart, steamy, kinda funny at times. Shown in honor of William Hurt RIP

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    This had pockets where it was fun and I loved to see some of Raimi’s visual flair (he’s been missed the last several years), but this one seemed overly complicated in the plot. Literally kind of ignores the redemption arc Wanda had in Wandavision. 

    I didn’t dislike it overall but I was just slightly disappointed.