• The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★½

    Maybe I'm easily entertained but Jeremy Strong in a hippie costume made the 2+ hour runtime whiz by.

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★½

    Noah's raw romantic trauma to-do list:

    - Crying on a park bench

    - Listening to Cornerstone by Benjamin Clementine

    - Reading White Nights by Dostoevsky

    - Watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • Valhalla Rising

    Valhalla Rising

    ★★½

    Refn seems to know what he's doing, but the camera operator and color correction team deserve to be yeeted into a volcano for turning this pretty good movie into unwatchable shit in the same vein as every other low budget Scandinavian film.

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

    I've never seen a movie that used music to such great effect; I don't even have to think about it. Tension and harmony are the backbone of the film, and the score attacks you with that same tension and harmony.

    Take away the soundtrack and you still have an incredible film. Add it back in and my god....

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    in one of the last scenes ben affleck strokes a cat this is a clear metaphor for something

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★½

    "WHERE'S ITS SCROTUM, LLEWYN?

  • Music and Lyrics

    Music and Lyrics

    ★★½

    i thought this was a british 90s movie until they started (poorly) parodying Shakira.

    Nope! 2007???????

  • Looper

    Looper

    ★★★½

    Rian Johnson: "so it's like primer..."

    Me: "ok so how d-"

    Rian Johnson (plugging his ears): "LALALALALAAAAAA I'M NOT LISTENING LADIDADAAAAA

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    Really wish I had watched this one by myself so I could focus on just enjoying the semi-plotless meandering.

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    ★★★★½

    "What if we made something as alienating as Kafka but also like really sad?

  • Con Air

    Con Air

    ★★★★½

    The year is 2040, I am trying cocaine for the first time. The rush hits me. I feel euphoric and elated, anxious too. My body warms with the tickle of flames. This feeling, it's familiar. It's the exact feeling I had 20 years ago watching Con Air for the first time. Somewhere, a screeching guitar solo squeals as I scream in my best southern Cage accent "PUT THE BUNNY BACK IN THE BOX!" At once, I grasp all infinities. They…

  • 8 Million Ways to Die

    8 Million Ways to Die

    ★★★

    Worth watching for 20 minutes of incoherent yelling, snowcones, drunk Jeff Bridges, and sleezy Andy Garcia.

    Maybe it'll be better when I'm fully immersed in Ashby's filmography?