• Space Jam

    Space Jam

    ★½

    It’s hard for me to watch kids movies.

    I wish this had taken a more adult route, they already had a good amount of cartoonless footage, I wish we had more Theresa Randle, anything, and made the moments with the looney tunes a lot more meaningful and, idk, funny??

    With exciting opening credits like that, it’s a shame the movie doesn’t hold up.

    /there was a weird amount of small, soft spoken whispery characters and I didn’t not care for it

  • Beyond Dream's Door

    Beyond Dream's Door

    ★★

    K…I often still search for what I call “my heart genre” movies, and I still discover them too. Nightwish, Playroom, these are recent treasures. Seeing the high reviews for a movie called Beyond Dreams Door was so promising.

    The situation is this; it’s an honest to god bad movie, but it’s not funny enjoyable/entertaining, it’s just bad. BUT. It’s also striving to be an epic, serious, art house, moody, poetic, masterpiece, and that’s the beauty that can be found in…

  • Wild Wild Country

    Wild Wild Country

    ★★★★

    Don’t try and tell me Game of Thrones wasn’t based on the Rajneeshee chapter of history. Cersei Lannister is just a blond Ma Anand Sheela all the way home. But seriously, at any given moment through this docuseries, everyone is a villain, and everyone is an innocent, and they all behave so badly, and do the right thing as well.

    Human interaction at its most complicated. I would have been there though, how about you?

  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★

    Not at all as good as I remember it but it did set a precedent for the future of silly teen horror films that use 1980’s nostalgia lighting, music, and holiday themes. Nobody was doing that in 2014. I totally forgot about the twist and it got me good.

    Anyway America is in a shambles and I’m so deeply disturbed by what’s happened that it’s hard for me to do normal stuff like review The Guest. The concept of Dan Stevens still makes me laugh though. That’s good...

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★★★

    Trump supporters everywhere being like ‘finally! I feel seen!’

    The most deprived behaviors in the name of god. Mindhunter, The Witch, Zodiac, True Detective, Good Time. I need to watch Fargo just to lighten the mood.

    I don’t know a thing about Antonio Campos, but he made something like what all those great directors make. I can’t stop thinking about it.

    What can religion do to unstable people?

  • 200 Cigarettes

    200 Cigarettes

    ★★★

    Courtney Loves character gets worse and worse with each watch and so does the color pallet

  • Secretary

    Secretary

    ★★★★★

    We don’t have many films depicting real love. Be honest.

    Maggie’s first job, out of the asylum, childlike in the way she hasn’t yet interacted with the world. Hypersensitive, desperate for structure.

    James is tormented by shame and resigned to hiding in closets to avoid normal interactions and peeking around corners when he hears the slam of a staple gun.

    She jumps into the garbage can to look for a letter she threw out. She hides a worm in his…

  • Game Over

    Game Over

    ★★★½

    I really had no interest in seeing this but I’ll usually sit through what Joe Bob has to offer.

    It’s still not for me, but it’s brutal and honestly terrifying. This Santa is scary and what the child goes through is heart breaking. Points for cinematography, though it’s often claustrophobic.

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★½

    I want to say Brandon has become his father, I can say that,

    But he’s made something essential to horror; a progression.

    Even Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott created characters that I love as if I’ve been rewatching Possessor since high school. I love them like they’re old and familiar to me.

    It isn’t perfect, but it’s 2020 and Possessor acts like it. If you want to make a horror picture, make a horror picture. Don’t be modest. Don’t worry about what other people will think.

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★½

    Definitely the viewing that’s affected me the least so far...and yet I can’t stop thinking about it. What a villain

  • Human Nature

    Human Nature

    ★★★½

    I watched this because I follow Dan Rather on Twitter. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re lucky

    That being said, this is the most exciting and sensational a documentary on DNA will ever be. And that’s saying something

  • Mistletoe & Menorahs

    Mistletoe & Menorahs

    ★½

    My mother loves forcing me to watch holiday romcoms. First up in mid November comes Mistletoe & Menorahs, starring not Ellie Kemper: Trumper edition.

    I will never understand why grown adults watch these movies created for a child’s brain but at least they’re so shockingly bad that they’re easy to roast.