• F9

    F9

    ★★

    I saw the movie yesterday and I’m reviewing it until now not because I had been busy, but because I had forgotten I had watched it, so yeah.

    Here’s the thing, I went in expecting to be very critical of it, and not actually like it, but I figured it would keep me entertained. F8 already had had some problems for me, and Hobbs and Shaw the same, but they weren’t a chore to get through.

    I want to preface,…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

    I really wanted to love this movie. Black Widow is one of my favorite characters in this universe; my favorite actually, tied with Tony Stark (you can imagine my state of mind in Endgame!). I always thought a prequel was the way to go, and not because of the plot necessarily, we all know the background, we can imagine how things went down, it was always about exploring her psyche at that time. Still, the idea of a post-civil was…

  • The Tomorrow War

    The Tomorrow War

    ★★★½

    If someone where to ask me what is my kind of movie, the concept of this film is my type of movie. From the moment I read the synopsis I was excited, and the trailer looked cool. Then the reviews came out, and the movie was summed up as “having cool creature designs, but a bad script”. So when I started to watch it, I had already readied myself to have my opinion be “interesting plot, lazily written, thin to…

  • Dream Horse

    Dream Horse

    ★★★

    I checked this out because the trailer won me over, it seemed charming enough and with a lot of heart.

    I don’t know if I have a heart of stone, but I was never really emotionally attached. All the beats were there, and I could see they were being well done, I just wasn’t being affected by them.

    That’s unfortunate cause the film is super formulaic, so the emotional attachment the audience created with it is what is ultimately going to dictate how much one enjoys the movie.

    It was a nice little film, with solid craft behind it, but nothing truly “pops”.

  • Little Fish

    Little Fish

    ★★★★

    Considering this came and went and nobody payed attention to it, I was expecting it to be a nice little film, but nothing particularly remarkable. Well, I was wrong, this easily became one of my favorite watches of the year.

    The concept alone, a couple navigating and trying to survive in a world where people are getting sick and losing the memories, is very interesting. What elevates this is the way the movie was filmed and edited and the performances!…

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    I’ve heard this movie be described as a small scale offering from Pixar. But aside from Inside Out and Soul where emotions and souls are literal characters, I don’t see the difference in scale compared to the rest of Pixar’s repertoire. All their movies have always thrived in exploring their characters’ needs and wants and taking them on journeys of self discovery; Luca does exactly the same and for that reason it felt like classic Pixar to me.

    Does it…

  • Wish Dragon

    Wish Dragon

    ★★½

    The trailer for this was very charming, and even though on the surface it looked like Aladdin, I didn’t mind the plot parallels as long as it offered something fresh. Unfortunately it didn’t do anything that hasn’t been done before (in a better way).

    It’s a nice story and the characters are likeable, but it is very very predictable. The villains are uninteresting and the humor isn’t particularly funny.

    Still, I didn’t dislike it and there’s an audience for it.

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    Quo vadis, Aida?

    ★★★★

    This first caught my eye when it premiered at Cannes and everyone that saw it seemed to agree it had been excellent. So it’s been a little over a year, but I finally got to watch it

    It is tense, it is thrilling, it is harrowing and it is ultimately devastating. I worried it would be misery porn, but here the movie went the opposite route constantly giving the audience hope, even if it is based on true events. The…

  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★½

    Am I crazy for not seeing what everyone else is seeing in this? I was even considering giving it a 3 star rating, but the choreography was so good that I couldn’t bring myself to do that.

    Theaters are still closed where I am, so I had to watch it at home. I know that influences the experience (even if I’m one to always close all the curtains, turn the volume to the max, and turn off my phone). I’m…

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★★½

    I don’t have much to say other than I really enjoyed it.

    When the first still came out I was really excited for the film, then the trailer happened and I hated it and feared it would be Disneyfied a la Maleficent. Then the embargo lifted and I had hope again... turns out, it is Disneyfied, which is a shame cause I would have loved to have had the film portraying the journey of an actual unhinged villain. But it…

  • The Courier

    The Courier

    ★★★½

    I’m a sucker for spy thrillers, so I’d been wanting to watch this for a while.

    I don’t have much to comment on it. I enjoyed it a lot, but at the same time I was left wanting more. I did like the tone, so maybe it was the pacing where it faltered?

    Anyway, Benedict Cumberbatch was really good! Not that that should come as a surprise... Jessie Buckley is showing up everywhere these days, I love it. The rest of the cast was also good.

    It’s a movie that will be enjoyed most by fans of the genre I think.

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★

    I’m lower on this than most people it seems. I really liked it and enjoyed myself while watching it, but I didn’t feel it was anything out of this world and I already envision myself forgetting about it pretty fast.

    The family dynamics were definitely the strong point of the movie. The humor wasn’t that funny to me. Maybe cause I’m a millennial that has resisted technological change since she was 10 years old, but at the same time I…