• Spontaneous

    Spontaneous

    ★★★★

    8/10

    With a poster like that, it’s easy to not give this film a second glance but it is worth. It’s a very charming high school romantic comedy with a sort of Sci-fi twist to it. It’s really funny and has a lot of personality to it. I very much got invested in this relationship for better and worse. Katherine Langford is good as the lead character. Her character is just a bit too much at times though but likable…

  • One Night in Miami...

    One Night in Miami...

    ★★★★

    8/10

    Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X
    Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke
    Eli Goree as Muhammad Ali
    Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown

    Four powerhouse performances all unique from one another. Seeing Malcolm X’s vulnerable side and Goree’s constant energy as the peoples’ champ. All great stuff. The writing is very engaging as well and has to be because the bulk of the film is just these four men in a hotel room which I didn’t realize would be the film…

  • The Nest

    The Nest

    ★★★½

    7/10

    Carrie Coon and Jude Law are fantastic in this as a married couple. They’re the best parts of the film, along with the precise direction. The movie has a very unsettling mood which had me guessing if a ghost was going to pop out every five minutes. No ghost though, just the slow destruction of a family. How appearance isn’t everything but to some people it is. That way of thinking set during the Reagan Era where the American…

  • F for Fake

    F for Fake

    ★★★

    6/10

    A unique approach to a documentary as it just feels like you’re sitting down with Orson Welles as he tells you a story. A very laidback feeling to the whole film which was interesting. Welles at times throws out such questions that why can’t fakery be art for Welles himself started his career with lies. Like his War of the Worlds radio broadcast which caused panic. The film though is kind of all over the place. However the rapid…

  • The American President

    The American President

    ★★★½

    7/10

    Feels like a lesser version of Rob Reiner and Aaron Sorkin’s previous collaboration but still an enjoyable film. I liked Michael Douglas as the President in this trying to pursue a relationship while dealing with the issue that he is the President. What I thought would be a political drama turned into a neat little rom-com. Not revolutionary or anything as it follows many tropes like the meet-cute and the third act fight/breakup. Overall though, I would recommend if a fan of Reiner and/or Sorkin.

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  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★½

    7/10

    The one take birth scene is yes amazing and devastating as many others have written, I predictably agree with that. Vanessa Kirby gives a very physical and emotional performance, she is the best part of the film without a doubt. This movie reminded me a lot of Manchester by The Sea. I always like these sort of what now? movies. How do you live life after a terrible tragedy? How do you continue because the earth still spins. As…

  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    ★★★★½

    9/10

    Restored 1998 Version

    A film not as popular as Citizen Kane but that certainly doesn’t alter its quality whatsoever. This film should be more talked about because it’s another great film from Orson Welles. His direction is so great and makes the film feel more modern than it actually is. All the angles he does and the legendary Long takes, Citizen Kane was not his peak, it was just him warming up. After watching this, I skimmed the theatrical…

  • News of the World

    News of the World

    ★★★½

    7/10

    A very well made western from Paul Greengrass. Lots of great shots of just the vast Wild West. Tom Hanks is always enjoyable to watch in anything. I like the concept that he goes from town to town delivering the news, I almost wish the film explored that concept a little more. When it comes down to it. It’s a very familiar story that I’ve seen before. Old weathered man has to take young child from point a to…

  • American Murder: The Family Next Door

    American Murder: The Family Next Door

    ★★★★

    8/10

    Horrifying and incredibly well put together. The film easily put together a narrative about everyday monsters. The fact that a person could be capable of such evil is insane. I was very engaged throughout all the body cams, Text messages, interrogation tapes. I don’t watch a lot of documentaries but I very much enjoyed this one. Overall, I recommend this even if it is hard to watch at times.

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  • The Equalizer

    The Equalizer

    ★★★

    6/10

    The original “I ordered my hot sauce an hour ago”.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    8/10

    Another very interesting film from Paul Thomas Anderson. One that I think gets more interesting as soon as it ends. Which is good because this film is incredibly slow. I don’t know how I’ll rewatch this film but the one thing that kept drawing me back into the film was the dynamic between the two main characters. It’s such a dysfunctional and horrible relationship but very entertaining. The film is every definition of the word elegant. Set in the…

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde

    ★★★★

    8/10

    Starting the new year with an all-time classic!

    Makes sense why this film was so much of a hit. For one thing, it’s a very good film. Also, seems like the first American film to include many things from the French New Wave. It wasn’t a new style a filmmaking, it was just a new style of filmmaking for America and introduced a more interesting way to make films from then on. It’s very clear why this was popular…