• Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    the monkey does a dropkick

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    will admit to enjoying the first 40 minutes or so of this more than i expected to but the last hour is still a complete slog. the biggest obstacle to snyder auteurism for me is that i find his approach to action filmmaking completely uninteresting at basically every level. oh well!

  • Tiger on the Beat

    Tiger on the Beat

    A really strange movie with the sheen of a fun pg-13 buddy cop movie but a much sleazier core where every gunshot makes someone explode in a sea of blood and a troubling undercurrent of virulent misogyny rears its head every handful of scenes. It ends up feeling pretty confused as a result, but the action sequences rule (particularly the ending).

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    uncut gems

  • Hurrah, We Are Still Alive!

    Hurrah, We Are Still Alive!

    really liked this! would want a rewatch before i make any broad statements about meaning but i like the way it portrays the conflict and contradictions between art and more direct political action while also messing around with some fun genre stuff (the second visit to 'the crib' kicks ass). primarily, though, what mattered in the movie was that it looked great and sounded cool and i enjoyed watching it with my eyeballs.

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  • Walker

    Walker

    tsai is the definitive master of shot composition. every edit in this is a shock to the system, a completely new tapestry for lee to move through. i love it so much.

  • Scream 3

    Scream 3

    a couple of things here are wayyy too sloppy— the magic voice changer, hastily made up randy tape with the news to me idea that the third movie means "anything goes", and the retcon killer reveal are pushing it. still, the chase sequence set in the hollywood prescott house and subversive commentary on Hollywood's monsters are so good it almost makes up for it (almost).

  • Scary Movie 5

    Scary Movie 5

    extended sequence in this where one character goes down on ashley tisdale and then, in order, these characters pop up from between ashley tisdale's legs: ashley tisdale, ashley tisdale and the other character, the dos equis guy, a leo dicaprio impersonator who shouts "i'm the king of the world!", ted the bear (he says "i'm wicked hard!"), and then tiger woods.

  • Scary Movie

    Scary Movie

    i will say this: ghostface having a different mask when he gets high is pretty funny.

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    ★★★★★

    i miss movie theaters so much man

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    ★★★★★

    A perfect movie!