• The Devil Wears Prada

    The Devil Wears Prada

    ★★★★

    “First of all… we need to move Snoop Dogg to my table”

  • Broker

    Broker

    ★★★★

    left me a bit uncertain until the third act, and it’s still brewing, but it did eventually unfold into something honest, delicate, real in the messy way that life is, and even beautiful. 

    Very much intended to accompany and deepen the work of Shoplifters rather than replay it. I found that a rich filmmaking move on Kore-eda’s part, as he took up different angles and perspectives on the same exploration of found family, the arbitrary aspects of social support/rejection, and…

  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    ★★★

    Angelina😍

  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★★★½

    Thank the ancestors for Eddie Murphy. “Be a man” is goat movie montage scene

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★★½

    Pretty hype

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    The buildup on this is so exquisite. From the very first scenes, the editing, sound design, beautifully sleek shots harness the raw power of the subject matter and work in a harmony that has left me on the edge of my seat four times now. the whole thing is a trained “less is more.” That’s why it’s my movie of the year!

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★★

    Oh what a fool I’ve been… #canon

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★

    Another great meeting of my local Kathryn Hahn fan club chapter! (me)

    This is really about what teachers have to go through to get a little R&R.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    Ugh. Finally gave it that last half star. The more I move through my 20’s, the more real it becomes. I can’t speak for a generation, but I know Greta’s work will endure for me. 

    So playful, poignant, and deceptively self-effacing. We grow up in our own time and in our own way. That’s the hardest part.

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★

    gentle <3. 

    it matches the beats of many other great movies about growing up and searching for meaning when life is full of possibility (and with flair!), but what makes it great for me is its attention to self-limitation and commitment as opportunities that actually contribute to positive self-definition and to our healing rather than as a betrayal of some unachievable, idyllic vision of our 20’s (and an American life in general) where commitment and responsibility beyond ourselves is antithetical…

  • Rise of the Guardians

    Rise of the Guardians

    ★★½

    Who even is Jude law, really?

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★★½

    more Brad Pitt + Jonah Hill if it please the court