I was about thirteen when this film came out. My family and I were intrigued by the concept, which is probably the main selling point for this movie. I remember thinking it was okay, but being underwhelmed by the lack of big plot events. More specifically, I was underwhelmed by how everything seemed to lead to nothing.
I grew up in central Texas, with a single Mom and a sister. My Mom had me and my sister at a fairly…
Everything Everywhere All at Once 2022
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie is full of circles. Circles everywhere. Most of them with holes in the center. Cookies, googly eyes, auditors circling receipts, washing machines, and of course, a giant bagel. I kept on asking myself, why so many circles? When will this come full circle? The answer is in the very opening moment of the film. The Wang family, in a small circular mirror, smiling together. Love. Kindness. Empathy. Family. The people we cherish. You may be able to put…
John Wick: Chapter 4 2023
Okay, I kind of lied, these are all perfect actually.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, these films are underrated as visual comedies. It’s like fucking Jacques Tati directed an action film. It is beautiful tonal precision to combine the outrageous with the epic. Any one of the incredible sequences in this would be a standout in any other action film, what did we do to deserve them all in one movie?
The supporting characters are probably…
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania 2023
This film is so bizarre. Half of it feels like meandering, and the other half feels like setup for other projects. The small scale charm and intimacy of the first Ant-Man, and to an extent the second, is mostly absent. The movie is also pretty consistently bad looking. Bill Pope shot this film, but you can’t tell at all because there is such a lack of interesting compositions and real sets. All of the lighting is so obviously not being…