• Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    I may be biased bc Tom Cruise’s Maverick was one of my first crushes but man does this movie live up to the 2+ year hype I had in my head. I could wax poetic about how Tom Cruise is one of the last great movie stars but I’ll spare you. 

    This movie was fun, it was tender. There were moments to make you laugh and cry. As well as moments to say “holy shit do people actually do that??” …

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★½

    Much like it’s predecessor, Sonic 2 is an enjoyable watch but nothing novel. The run time is a little long (especially for a kids movie) but the pacing doesn’t lag too much. 

    You can tell that Ben Schwartz has a lot of fun in this role and he still has good chemistry with the other characters despite playing an animated character. Sonic’s relationships are heartfelt and therefore keep the viewer invested. 

    That said, I wouldn’t rush out to see it. It would make a good airplane movie though.

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★

    I missed this one at SXSW and was so excited to finally see it and it did not disappoint. It’s pretty much exactly what you want it to be: it’s funny and it’s ridiculous. But it’s also the buddy comedy that you didn’t know you wanted it to be. 

    Pedro Paschal and Nicolas Cage have amazing chemistry and Pedro almost steals the show with his charismatic performance. 

    I recommend going to see this if you’re a Nicolas Cage fan, especially bc it pays homage to his career.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    I’m so happy I finally got to see this after what feels like a lifetime. After it’s premiere at SXSW, a friend told me it’s the most SXSW movie he’s ever seen so I knew I’d be in for a good time. It’s funny, endearing and unique. There were moments that made me quite uncomfortable and there were moments that made me cry. 

    I felt the run time was a little long and in the down times, I wondered what…

  • Austenland

    Austenland

    ★★½

    This movie is my nightmare.

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★★½

    As far as romcoms go, this one is fine. It didn’t really make me laugh out loud but I thought Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock had decent chemistry — in fact I always forget how charming Channing is. I would classify this as a decent airplane movie but that’s pretty much it.

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★½

    With the amount of times this movie made me literally pull at my hair, I’m surprised I have any left. 

    This movie is absolutely wild and I’m not just talking about Jake Gyllenhaal’s unhinged acting. The script is completely nonsensical and there are so many random lines that hit you like a drive by shooting. Seeing this in theaters was an insane experience bc I’ve never heard so much laughter in an action movie — and none of the laughs…

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★

    What can I say about this movie besides CHARMING. I love it. It was so sweet and it made me happy cry and sad cry. Absolute great second movie from Cooper Raiff and it was an absolute blast being in attendance for his first ever in-person premiere. 

    Really excited to see what he does next.

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★★

    This movie is an absolute nightmare situation for me but I still thoroughly enjoyed this watch. Maybe it’s because Penelope is so beautiful/charming/etc or maybe it’s because I find Pedro to be an interesting filmmaker highly in tuned with aesthetics. 

    I’m excited to see if she get Best Actress on Sunday.

  • Still Working 9 to 5

    Still Working 9 to 5

    ★★★½

    Truthfully I found the organization of this documentary to be a bit whiplashy but at its core, I appreciate it. I watched 9 to 5 for the first time last year and absolutely loved it. It’s sad to see the issues that the women faced in 1980 is still prevalent today. 

    I appreciate the work of the filmmakers, activists, stars, etc in continuing to share the word and call for change. 

    Also, “9 to 5” is a certified bop the bonus of this movie is getting a Dolly Parton x Kelly Clarkson cover of it.

  • Pretty Problems

    Pretty Problems

    ★★★½

    This one actually is the opposite of Spin Me Round: I went in with little to no expectations and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was fun and well written. 

    It mostly made me wonder how absolutely insufferable I’d be if I were wealthy. 

    I’d like to see this movie get distribution on a streamer. Truly surprised that the Duplass Brothers weren’t involved with this bc it feels like it fits with the movies they tend to make.

  • Spin Me Round

    Spin Me Round

    ★★½

    This movie was underwhelming. Given the cast, this movie should’ve been so much better and funnier than it was. Like legit, I don’t even know if I chuckled once, much less laughed. 

    Disappointed in this film even though I went in with low expectations.