• Nobody

    Nobody

    It was fun.

  • Bacurau

    Bacurau

    There were a number of ways I thought this film was going to go, and I was wrong about all of them

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    bo burnham wrote this when he was like 27 and not a father but that scene at the bonfire near the end was so goddamn perfect it killed me how the FUCK did he write that

  • Sing 2

    Sing 2

    I was lukewarm on the original - and the original still has the stronger story (somehow this one is more predictable than the first) - but it's got a lot more energy w/o being obnoxious, the animation is fantastic, and the lighting and rendering gorgeous. One of Illumination's best. You probably don't need to spend $25 renting it unless you have a young kid like I do, though. :)

  • Flee

    Flee

    Riveting true story of a young man forced to suppress both his ethnicity & sexuality in order to escape from Afghanistan, then Russia, and the emotional toll it takes on him. The animation is simple but expressive.

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    Watching this made me meshuge. Somehow more claustrophobic & stressful than Uncut Gems, but also funnier.

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    old man yells at comet

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    Lesser Anderson. Charming but forgettable love letter to the New Yorker style of writing; the anthology style fits the theme but doesn't allow any real emotional involvement. Great sets & staging as always.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    The least self-important & grimdark of all the DC Comics films, which is to say it was fun & I actually enjoyed watching it. Appreciate Gunn was able to return to his gory Troma roots with this one.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Charming & beautifully animated, but... is it just me, or did the last 5 minutes of the film kinda undercut (what I thought was) the theme of the story? That people shouldn't be defined by what they can produce, and simply having the powers doesn't make one special or good? So when they all get their powers back at the end of the film after the (wholly ordinary) community helps them rebuild the house... yeah, it felt weird to me.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    After the deep disappointment of the 2nd & 3rd films, I was happy to actually kinda enjoy a new Matrix movie.

    Or put another way, I had fun watching it, but I liked what they were aiming for more so than the end result. Action scenes didn't hold a candle to the original, and a rehash with a lot of pointed meta-humor/commentary about rehashes is still ultimately a rehash.

    Enough people whose opinions I respect liked this movie more than I did, so I'll probably rewatch it to see what I might've missed... which is more than I can say for the 2nd and 3rd films.

  • Fast Color

    Fast Color

    If Unbreakable was a low-key superhero film, this is a low-key Unbreakable. Which is to say its themes are more subtle and the performances less mannered & more meaningful. If you liked Midnight Special, you'll like this too.