Gabriel has written 92 reviews for films during 2019.

  • 6 Underground

    6 Underground

    Grotesque in most every way! And yet...yum yum I ate the trash and now I am full!

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    Christmas 2003 my mother got me a Mace Windu replica lightsaber from Costco Wholesale.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    No one has mentioned yet that this movie is very fun? I will say it! 

    But my favorite part was when Lakeith Stanfield called the mansion “right out of Clue” and my mother said “mm-hmm” with deep conviction. She knew she had already helped solve the mystery of the Clue-like house. Go with Mom!

  • 1917

    1917

    Insane to look at. Go with Dad!

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    TFW Disney+ 

    Hm, but really good actually!

  • Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    Truly haven’t seen much like this. The soft focus and messy edits only benefit the illusion of feeling like you’re attending. And the titular performance is one of the most powerful I’ve ever seen.

    I saw Aretha Franklin at Universal Studios Orlando Mardis Gras in either 8th or 10th grade, and when she ended her hour long set without playing “RESPECT”, some of the crowd booed. May hell exist only for them!

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Second watch. Still nothing bad really to say about this one, save for the guy behind me whose foot would knock my chair every time he changed his seating position. But I can’t imagine that was part of Bong Joon-ho’s vision, I don’t remember it from last time. But if it was (highly doubt it), that would be my criticism.

  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    I love Shia Labeouf. One time, I was at a Los Angeles flea market and Shia Labeouf came up to me and handed me a flyer to one of his celebrity-filled music events like he was putting on a community theater production. Us both pretending we both didn’t know he was Shia Labeouf was some of the more affecting performance art I’ve ever taken part in.

    Labeouf’s emboldened ego and desperation to be taken seriously has made for, I think,…

  • Margot at the Wedding

    Margot at the Wedding

    I love Noah Baumbach very very much, there were moments I loved, and I laughed pretty endlessly, but on the whole this one feels pretty cruel and disjointed. It’s been a decade since I watched Squid and the Whale, but he seems to be making a lot less sense of his bitter characters here than he did in that movie. It felt like he was throwing bad people at me. During the Q&A he described it as a “horror movie” and…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    I spent an entire Chicago summer playing Pokémon Go. No not like you Michael or Sarah, who downloaded at brunch and played that afternoon and bragged about it at work only on Monday. I dedicated, at the very least, 200 hours trying to collect all of generation one.

    But I couldn’t do it. There were three regional Pokémon that you could only collect if you were in Europe, Asia, or Australia. So I never got them. Mr. Mime. Farfetch’d, Kanghaskhan.

    And…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Adam cuts his arm and I left the theater and passed out in the lobby. Otherwise, a great film.


    EDIT: Have had some friends not realize I actually passed out. I actually left the theater and passed out in the lobby. From this Noah Baumbach Netflix Dramedy. I wanted you to know that.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    Some lady kept getting up to go somewhere over and over? Had me thinking, “where are you going, the loser room?” Because she kept missing so much of the movie! 

    But seriously, this one stomps hard! Harder than Stomp (which they played and ad for before this movie!)

    But seriously, this movie absolutely stomps!