Gabriel has written 125 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Hubie Halloween

    Hubie Halloween

    Altman-esque

  • David Byrne's American Utopia

    David Byrne's American Utopia

    The absolute sauce!

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    cool to see a comedy movie again

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    You have to be careful on Halloween

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    This movie reminds me of what Coca Cola tastes like. I mean that to be deeply complimentary, and I clarify because one time, at the film school I hated and wanted to die at, we had a guest speaker come and talk about Andrei Tarkovsky. Everyone thought he was the son! of Tarkovsky, so an otherwise very skippable educational event was well attended. But his last name was actually "Trakovsky" or something deceptively close. I do wonder how many Tarkovsky…

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    While this movie wasn’t made for me (made for high school junior boys who gave up team sports to spend more time fishing in retention ponds) I still enjoy it!

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Avoided this because of high school theater associations but I guess those peers were often onto something even if they went about it poorly. Alan Menken, I didn’t know. Songs are good, performances are gnarly, particularly Ellen Greene - absolutely gnarly! Weird movie, puppet is gnarly, Steve Martin is gnarly and to-the-wall! Gnarly film I like it!

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    Really understanding lord of the rings on this watch: It is silly! There are talking trees and fellbeasts and they need to light the beacon of Gondor. Just piecing it all together that that is silly, I get it now!

  • The Grey

    The Grey

    Saw this with my dad after dropping out of film school and moving home to do community college. We both liked it. Logged!

  • Michael Clayton

    Michael Clayton

    Richard Jewell

  • Back to the Future Part II

    Back to the Future Part II

    Food for thought: if ‘The Oscars’ were, instead, ‘The Fun Awards’, this may have very well won best picture 1990!

  • My Octopus Teacher

    My Octopus Teacher

    Our Cartoon President