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  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    ★★★★

    I’m sure a lot doesn’t play well in 2019 but its charm is undeniable.

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    ★★½

    Watched with fiancé’s family. Not as horrible as I anticipated but still some rough CGI popcorn fair.

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★

    Barry Jenkins is one of my favorite directors working today. His style (and he's very stylistic) is formal and crisp and the way the camera glides and indulges itself in the beauty of these people is great.

    It's a beautiful film, which is ironic because it tackles James Baldwin's novel of ugly systematic racism. Movies tackling this topic often emphasize the ugliness in poignant scenes of beatings, hatred, and spewed epitaphs. And those movies can be affective and have their…

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★½

    When I was 11, some families from my church went on a trip to Florida. On one particular day, it was cold and rainy so the parents decided to take us to see a movie. This was the only one playing that was for kids at that specific time. It has remained one of the most entrancing and memorable theater experiences of my life. Sure it was different and most of the kids hated it. I also thought it was…