• Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    I watched this when I was like 14 and it just didn’t connect with me at all. I wasn’t invested. I wasn’t paying attention. I didn’t get it.

    “Rewatching” it today, on a rainy day no less, was an incredible experience. Such great craft, performances, and tonal balance.

    That ending too; sent chills down my spin. So well done.

  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★½

    A little rough around the edges and bloated from a runtime perspective, but ultimately enjoyable with some good songs and choreography

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★½

    Solid horror sequel. Good tension, decent scares, some solid cross cutting. Fun times in the theater

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★½

    Not every joke lands but just like the rest of Bo’s specials, it’s witty, honest, and heartfelt.

    White Woman’s Instagram is a banger 
    The lighting is kinda gorgeous 
    Might be my favorite thing I’ve watched this year 
    Good stuff

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★

    Lord and Miller don’t miss

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    Wow.

  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★★½

    Performances were pretty good

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★

    Those speech scenes are so fucking electric, Kaluuya is a bonafide powerhouse

  • The Little Things

    The Little Things

    ★★★

    Solid/enjoyable mystery thriller that I probably wouldn’t have seen if it weren’t put on HBOMax. Definitely falls victim to stereotypes and cliches but a compelling watch nonetheless

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★½

    Goofy, enjoyable, and laughably ridiculous at points, but there was some genuinely effective emotional moments in those last 15 minutes. Wished that those had been developed more, especially since more Max Lord would've just improved everything

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★★★

    Such a vibrant, energetic and staggeringly beautiful piece. 


    Chadwick is so fucking good, an incredible swan song for a talent lost way too soon

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★

    Mulligan and Burnham are good and do their best with the material but I was really let down by this. 


    I liked the premise a lot but found it was squandered in both execution and development. Very hollow and vapid with a sheen of style coating everything trying to cover up said vapidness. 


    Nothing feels developed or explored enough, especially the Nina “character” (quotes because she doesn’t feel like a character, just a device that’s never seen on screen and…