• Prey

    Prey

    First ever Predator movie. Really had no idea what to expect tone and structure wise and was pleasantly surprised. All in all, this was a hella good time! Great lead performance, some beautiful shots, well-conceived, intense set pieces and some pretty fun kills. GREAT FUCKIN’ DOG.

    Doesn’t go above or beyond in any way thematically or in its writing. But visually strong and overall just a pretty kick ass concept executed well. Been seeing a lot of people talk about…

  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    Seen at the Music Box with Erice with the film’s editor Mary Sweeney in the crowd (sat right in front of us actually). She did a Q&A afterward, was cool hearing her speak.


    This one’s really tough y’all. Right off the bat, I’d like to say that I am very much looking forward to giving this a rewatch in an environment where there isn’t a massive seat cushion spring jutting out of the chair going into my actual butt. While…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Watched for a third time, first time at home! Cam had never seen it before so we popped it on. I think I liked it more this time around than the second viewing!!

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    Not a whole lot to say about this one! Watched with Cam and Chels last night bc we just needed something mindless to preoccupy our brains. It did the trick!

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    (edited to add some more critical thoughts)

    Finally!!!!!!!!

    While it made for a memorable and intense first viewing, I made a mistake and got way too high for this movie. It bums me out but I honestly think I won’t be able to truly review this until I’ve seen it in a state where I’m more able to better process. Here are a few disjointed thoughts:

    • Every single performance was out of this world. Laura Dern for best performance,…

  • Nope

    Nope

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Jordan Peele put an Akira slide in his black cowboy, close encounters, kaiju film. Y’all, when I tell you I was losing my MIND.

    Peele is only getting more confident in his ability to bring his ideas to life, as he rightfully should. This guy continues to prove that he understands this genre inside and out and knows exactly how to use its language for maximum entertainment. Going one step further, I think this is the first time I’ve ever…

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    Some individual aspects/moments I enjoyed but overall just didn’t work for me. Not the biggest fan :(

  • Mad God

    Mad God

    A mushy, gushy, sticky, slimy hell-scape. Truly just obscene, grotesque imagery the entire run time and I thought all of that ruled! The technical and creative wizardry on display here is brain-breaking and it is immediately evident that you are watching 30 years of work in motion. It was beautiful and breath-taking and quite simply cool as fuck.

    However, I gotta say that it lost me in some parts by, in my opinion, focusing on being an exercise in world…

  • Flatliners

    Flatliners

    I loved this!! Surprised to see it not be very well-received on this platform. I think there’s so much to enjoy here. I love the premise and thought the cast brought the exact right approach to these roles to exude that blend of hubris, fear and morbid curiosity. While it is some pretty hammy acting at times, particularly from Kiefer Sutherland and Oliver Platt, I thought it fit the tone of the movie well and also made those moments of…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    Watched with Erice and Dominic at the Music Box.

    I have a feeling that, Cronenberg fans please tell me if I’m wrong, this is a weird movie to have be my first from Cronenberg.

    Way moodier than I thought it would be. I think I expected something more violent or almost cruel from this but what I got was sad and gentle. Still gross and grimy though which was awesome and very welcome. Viggo, McKellar and Stewart were real standouts…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    Many, many, many people are more well-equipped to, and already have, discussed Tom Cruise’s position as last-of-his-kind movie star and what this movie means for him and his celebrity and the landscape of modern day filmmaking as a whole. So I won’t be doing that.

    This movie fucking rules. Exhilarating, awe-inspiring and even incredibly touching at times. It was good and fun and I wanna see it again and it ALSO 100% is shitty military propaganda and both of those things can be true at the same time.

  • Men

    Men

    Saw this last night at the Music Box with Dominic and Maja.

    Beautiful, eerie, great performances, cool concept…  Unfortunately though everything else here just feels flat to me. The characters feel flat, the themes feel flat and unexplored and FAR too on the nose. While I agree with the message and like the message, I felt it was handled with a level of nuance that doesn’t require the viewer to look much further past the fact that the guy named…