• Joint Security Area

    Joint Security Area

    ★★★★½

    The most tragic case of guys being dudes I’ve possibly ever seen. Park Chan-wook knows how to make them moving pictures, lemme tell ya!

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★

    An exhausting mashup of influences. As ambitious as it is obnoxious. An admirable mess that I’m pretty sure I’m obsessed with. It’s so confident in every choice it makes, for better or worse. 

    This will unsurprisingly be one of the 2022 films I think about far more than I initially thought on my first viewing. 

    Ending still baffles me. Avatar jump scare gets better every time.

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin

    ★★★

    A solid, quickly paced thriller that I feel could’ve used a slightly longer cut. I’m always in awe of Shyamalan’s knack for visuals and him consistently innovating in that department, yet I sort of failed to connect with it narratively and structurally. A lot more straightforward than I was expecting, doesn’t have a huge wow factor that makes it stand out. Big themes with little time to flesh everything out. Bautista is remarkable.

  • Split

    Split

    ★★★★

    Kevin Wendell Crumb on demon time!

  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★★

    THATS CINEMA BABY!

    Best superhero movie ever made? Who’s to say, who’s to say…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    The cinematography in this is so yummy I could eat it up mmmmm yum so so so good

  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★★★

    Second time and I almost pooped myself

  • Ronin

    Ronin

    ★★★½

    Definitely need to give this another watch but as it stands, some of the best car chase sequences ever put to film. Absolutely exhilarating stuff.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    “That’s that Mattress Man”

  • The King

    The King

    ★★★

    Bizarre watch. Some solid action set-pieces, overall a visually impressive period drama. Checks all the boxes if this is your kind of thing.

    Unfortunately, it completely failed to invest me until the final act. Timmy was fine, Rob Pat was a lil goofball, his scenes are a bit of a fever dream. 

    Those catapult shots went craaaazzyyy!

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    ★★★½

    A remarkable technical achievement that looks better than most blockbusters we get nowadays. The visual effects are so impressive here, it’s unbelievable. Those tentacles going absolutely dummy on the pipe organ!

    Bloated and overlong but continuously does something so impressive visually to more than make up for it. Absolutely deranged third act.

    Petition to make big-budget, PG-13 spectacles scary and violent again! Slimy too! The mid-2000s era of summer movies was something special.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    “All the streets are silent, except for when Rick Dalton’s got a fucking shotgun, i’ll tell you that!”

    Every time I watch this, I think with each passing moment… is this my favorite movie to ever exist? It sure is possible.