• Perfect

    Perfect

    ★★½

    one of the most obscene hollywood films of all time

  • Outbreak

    Outbreak

    ★★

    bonkers movie

    if only the last 17 months had more protracted helicopter chases covid would be over by now.

  • Armageddon

    Armageddon

    with commentary by michael bay, ben affleck, bruce willis, and jerry bruckheimer.

    started out watching the movie sans-commentary but it was really boring so we switched to watching it with commentary.

    solid commentary! ben affleck steals the show, as is well-known at this point. he makes fun of the movie a lot but still has some interesting stuff to say about what it's like to act in a blockbuster like this.

    bay seems like a real tool as you'd expect…

  • Contact

    Contact

    ★★

    mccounaghey made a bold choice to make all of his dialogue to jodie sexual innuendos even when it wasn't at all appropriate to the scene.

  • The English Patient

    The English Patient

    ★½

    ralph fiennes has big incel energy in this one.

    def not unique in presenting "romance" as a dude being a neurotic cloying creep (though at least it's an "equal opportunity offender" in that binoche pulls the same shit to poor naveen andrews), but i'm shocked so many critics -- even ones who otherwise didn't like the movie -- fell for it.

    it's really funny tho. if you like the idea of watching a 3 hour prestige ww2 drama and yukking it up with some pals i recommend a watch.

  • Drugstore Cowboy

    Drugstore Cowboy

    ★★★★

    with commentary by gus van sant and matt dillon

  • Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting

    ★★

    with commentary by gus van sant, ben affleck and matt damon

  • Hardcore

    Hardcore

    ★★★½

    watched with schrader commentary. fun but not one of his best. he spends a good chunk of the movie talking about how bad he thinks it is.

    hard disagree, paul! this one's pretty good!

  • Space Fantasia 2001 Nights

    Space Fantasia 2001 Nights

    ★½

    like supernova, which i watched right before this, i couldn't understand anything that was happening in this movie for the first 50 minutes.

    then 5 minutes later it was over.

  • Supernova

    Supernova

    for the first 50 mins i couldn't understand anything happening in this movie.

    then once i could understand i didn't like what i understood.

  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    ★★½

    an underrated aspect of watching audio commentaries is how much being abstracted from the moment-to-moment narrative frees me to pay closer attention to the visuals.

    this movie looks cool as hell.

  • The Devil Wears Prada

    The Devil Wears Prada

    does this movie have a plot?