Gabriel has written 99 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    The best Spider-man is all the spider-mans. I’ve never seen anything like that. Needs a theme park ride now (I’m from Orlando.) All the stars! 

    P.S. Kathleen Kennedy wishes she could go into the Lucas-verse where Phil Lord and Chris Miller still directed ‘Solo’. What a mistake, I will never get over it! All the meta and none of the smugness that usually comes with it. They always get to an extremely earnest place, still breaking down the fourth wall…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Watched last night. My Toasted Xmas Dad interrupted with “Put on Bad Santa...?” and “hey...Gabe, no, come on- Bad Santa!” truthfully every 2 minutes.

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Good bits galore!

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    *Slow*me Alone!

  • Moonstruck

    Moonstruck

    Moonstruck is choice! Glad I watched Moonstruck next to a Christmas tree. Christmas trees are choice!

  • Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

    Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

    My Mother walked by and said “Oh, I just love her so much” - twice!

  • Mary Poppins Returns

    Mary Poppins Returns

    More of a mood than anything that really gets stuck in your head. But a good mood nonetheless. I’ll probably go see it again with my family at Christmas. But I won’t say it’s “More of a mood,” bc they’d all make fun of me. 

    Something like this I imagine...


    *Family, walking silently, content to not talk after movie*
    “What’d you think?” - me
    “It’s good! Fun.” - mom
    “...” - dad
    “Dad?” - me 
    “Yeah.” - dad 
    “yeah what?”…

  • Friday

    Friday

    Chris Tucker being the highest paid actor in the world for “Rush Hour 2” was one of the first factoids I ever knew as a young boy. 

    So YOU KNOW that during the credits, I turned to Mike (friend, watching it with him) and said, “Did you know Chris Tucker got paid 20 million dollars for Rush Hour 2? He was the highest paid actor in the world.”


    He nodded or maybe replied. Awesome!

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    I felt an urge to leave immediately, but ultimately was very excited and affected by how angry and lurid this movie was.

    Very much prepared to changed my mind on this one to love or disdain at any given moment. 

    Watched at the Cine-Rama in Arlight Hollywood, at the same time as the cast and crew of ‘Welcome to Marwen’ walked a red carpet strung out in front of the Blue C Sushi.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Fulfilling my annual pilgrimage to the Music Box for this. Cathartic as always, but I didn’t cry bloody murder like I usually do. Unsure if that means I’m in a better or worse place, but it’s most likely because they closed the bar before the gym floor had even opened up!

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    ★★★★★

    Every song on the Charlie Brown Christmas
    album sounds like a goodbye.

  • Roma

    Roma

    Quiet & enormous. Let’s you live in it’s unhurried world for a comfortably long period, before morphing it’s empathetic calm into impartial brutality.


     “Snorlax?” No, Roma!