• Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    On the ethics of entitlement!

    Provides a powerful metaphor to the perception of working class immigrants among the ruling class (despite their politics) amidst the uncertainty of redistributing privileges. 

    This shit was masterful.

  • Blood Red Sky

    Blood Red Sky

    ★★

    Elias is the type of kid that’d get lost in a shopping mall or get kidnapped at the park by a man who drowns kids in rainwater.

  • Luca

    Luca

    Ponyo but gayer.

    Pixar has really been returning to form and I love to see it. The animation, the cast, and the emotions are spectacular.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    This could be one of those franchises that goes on for 5 iterations and I'll probably still watch them (assuming they retain the quality of the first 2).

    I don't think it breaks any ground nor does it explore any branching theme with great depth in my opinion but I think the best comparison to the experience this movie provides is that of a survival video game. 


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    There is this game called Project Zomboid that I obsessed over for…

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Movies like this always make me reconsider using star ratings at all. They revitalize the notion that entertainment is purely relative and that any sort of review posing as objective is in its very nature, flawed. And although its widely understood that critiques are the subjective rumination’s of the reviewer, the vast majority of popular reviewers utilize objective rhetoric. I even do this. I think its just how many of us convey our convictions. But what is the point of…

  • Monster

    Monster

    ★★★½

    Aileen Wournos should not have been executed. Various criminals in Florida received a lot less for a lot worse. Its almost like the court ruled the death penalty as a means to suppress the fight against rape culture.

  • The Call

    The Call

    ★★★½

    Jong-Seo is so damn good in this role and the premise is so craftily unraveled to gift you the beginning at the end... but then that final part? Just why?

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★

    Camera pans to nothing have never been so well implemented.

  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns

    ★★★

    I’m here for the Muta, aka. Renaldo Moon origin story.

    Because Haru... lets be honest, you wanted to fuck that cat.

  • His House

    His House

    ★★★½

    “His house is bigger than mine”

    Immigrants, and even more so asylum seekers are often expected by their new societies to be overtly gratuitous. They are held to a higher standard when it comes to being considered a ‘good citizen’. An immigrant must work on their English, they should try out the food, the clothes and partake in the local consumerism. Not because it is their right but because they should be grateful, they should be grateful to be accepted…

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★½

    Every time I write a review on this app I feel like Anton Ego.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★

    My cat— post-op, teary eyed, wearing her cone of shame; lay for 119 minutes with her eyes glued to my laptop screen. It was uncanny. 

    So it must be a masterpiece.