Gabriel has written 125 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Clueless

    Clueless

    laughing laughing laughing!

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    Understand why it would perform well as a relief at a film festival, but did not play for me at home. Conceit is fun, but I would’ve rather someone explained it to me in a few minutes. Then I could’ve response “Ah, cool,” and moved on with life. Bright spot is I had a good time goofing on the stock music score. Made myself laugh 😌

  • The Cooler

    The Cooler

    I vaguely remember catching some episode
    of “at the movies” where Roger Ebert give this movie a thumbs up. It’s one of my first memories of someone effusing about a movie, pretty bizarre but it is. So, I watched it, finally, to honor him and his legacy.

    He was wrong! It absolutely sucks! 

  • True Stories

    True Stories

    Tremendous, meaningful nonsense. No one else can get me teary from one weird sentence. David Byrne’s surrealism never gives into self important witticisms a la Terry Gilliam’s. Surrealism often leaves people feeling like they don’t have an invitation, but David Byrne’s brand is inclusive, always focusing on feelings before intellectuality. That’s why the wacko-tacko Talking Heads didn’t get lost in their generation, and everyone I know listens to them with the same fervor as 1984. The same goes for this…

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Growing up, our family was a Nintendo 64 household. In the summer months, when school was out of season, I’d spend every waking hour blowing into endless gray cartridges, praying Mario would appear on our one, reasonably sized tube television.

    Then, it happened: we got a new neighbor. His name was Cory Ramsey, and he had a Sega Genesis.

    So, one blisteringly hot July morning, just kidding I didn’t actually see this movie. The rest of this is a synopsis of…

  • Pete Davidson: Alive from New York

    Pete Davidson: Alive from New York

    I unashamedly enjoy any element of the Pete and Ariana roman-fleuve*. I am human. Let me be. 

    *this word came up as a French synonym for ‘saga’. Don’t know what it means or how to use it, but I thought it looked cool.

  • Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One

    Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One

    Very pleasant and moving

  • Clue

    Clue

    I am one of many fans of Clue (film)

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    Even better than I even remember, now how about that!

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    Unpretentious, hilarious and endlessly watchable. One of the most thoughtful scores I’ve ever heard, seemingly abstract but the emotions it suggests are attainable by every viewer. The score tells this cosmic parable so uniquely, it’s way too forward for the academy to be able to grasp: a rejection I have no doubt in a decade from now we will all regret. It just rules! Zoetrope vibes, art for the fun of it. Makes me proud I chose “going to the movies” as my main coping mechanism.

  • Ran

    Ran

    Dang, that is a lot of people falling off of horses for real. Ouch! 

    Tatsuya was incredible, loved it. Scene where Kaede almost kills and then instead licks the blood of the neck of her husband’s brother/murderer, incredible, loved it. Castle barrage without sound only tragic sweeping score was incredible loved it. Terrifying flute song played by blind man, incredible loved it. 

    But it was just too long, whatever, kick my ass for saying it, it was too long!

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Left to my room after Scarlett beard scene. Came out when I heard the Heroes cover. Roommate (letterboxd user) watched it all, so I have to be truthful again on here. So, saying again, I left after Scarlett beard fire-ash scene. That scene stinks! Little English boy still rules.