• Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

    I drank from the holy water of life and it opened my eyes. I see visions clearly before me, of a movie so monumental that I can't even comprehend what it does to me. Tears run down my face silently, because I seem to be slowly realizing that if you're lucky, you get experiences like this every few years, if not decades. The planet Arrakis is so beautiful when the sun is low. Rolling over the sands, you can see…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★½

    Be proud, I've finally closed my biggest gap in my pop culture education...Everybody has looked at me stupidly for years, because how can it be that I haven't seen The Matrix yet? This has finally come to an end and I'm really relieved about it.

    It's really weird how a line like "glitch in the matrix" or the red and blue pill anecdote are so ingrained in our society; how black leather outfits with sunglasses are instantly recognizable or how…

  • Anyone But You

    Anyone But You

    ★★½

    No, hot people are not enough to make a movie good. Especially when the behind the scenes material had more chemistry together than the actual footage they shot. Compared to Glenn Powell's off charting sex appeal in "Hit Man", he is nothing more than a dry sponge here. Same with Sydney Sweeney - she looks great, but that was one bland performance. Honestly it's astounding how uninspired and bored this movie approaches the Enemies to Lovers and Fake Dating trope and just throws that premise completely overboard after a short time. Shoutout goes out to the end montage though - the essence of nostalgia.

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★

    Once every few months I'm asking myself "Maybe I do like modern musicals?" and then I do get reminded I don‘t.

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★½

    Loved the concept, unfortunately mostly way too melodramatic and kept on dragging for the most part but excuse me - WHAT IN THE LA LA LAND ENDING WAS THAT PLEASE? Had my jaw on the floor. I love when expectations get surpassed and creativity really steps onto another level.

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    I swore to myself I would never watch a Fast & Furious movie. Now I feel like I betrayed my ancestors, because today I broke my own pledge. Shame! 🔔

  • Ferrari

    Ferrari

    ★★½

    Adam, if you need help or a gun is held to your head give us a sign - we'll get you out of being type cast as an Italian.

  • Wish

    Wish

    ★★

    If "Wish" wasn't Disney's anniversary film, I'd turn a blind eye, but in a year full of creative and original animated films à la "Across the Spiderverse", "The Boy and the Heron", "Nimona" or "Robot Dreams", this feels like a student work of someone visualizing a storyboard for the first time. Something here really looks as ordered from "Wish", plus there's a main character who couldn't have been flatter about whom I've learned nothing. Everything seems thrown together out of…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    Feels and looks like "Space Balls", except for "Space Balls" being a clever parody and this is just a blatant joke.

  • Wonka

    Wonka

    ★★★★

    Some people wouldn't have believed that Willy Wonka could open the best chocolate factory, and I underestimated him as well. As an old school musical lover, I am also an even bigger critic, because a lot has to happen before I am satisfied with a representative of this genre. And completely against my expectations, it has a component that I should have believed in from the very beginning: Paul King.

    It made me feel like a kid again, a quirky…

  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    ★★★

    You have to hand it to him: Our favorite hater and curmudgeon Ridley Scott remains true to his standard. A good movie and one that you didn't need. Now my expectations for Gladiator 2 have skyrocketed, so please don't disappoint me Ridley and Paul Mescal (but you know, he couldn't 👀).

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    ★★★

    For me, just as unnecessary and irrelevant as the "West Side Story" remake two years ago. Of course, the production standard is high, the performances are solid and everything is coherent, but this movie doesn't offer me much more than that. Entertaining for the moment, but unfortunately still very offensive oscar bait. In a year with so many great creative and original fabrics, this is more of the same and I hope the industry gets away from it soon.