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  • Breakdown

    Breakdown

    ★★★½

    man i miss movies like this. haven’t seen it in 20 years but just as fun as when i was a kid

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    entirely scrubbed of any resonance for me, emotional or otherwise, all 810 minutes of it. all of Aster’s impulses...do the opposite of those

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    men at work

  • All the World's Memory

    All the World's Memory

    beautiful stuff

  • Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes

    ★★★★

    the house always wins

  • Boom!

    Boom!

    ★★★★½

    “I live in absolute naturalness of nature. And if it shocks anybody, too bad. Goodbye, anybody. I give not a tinker’s damn.”

    Liz Taylor goes off in this obscenely beautiful and messy swirl into death

  • Ma

    Ma

    ★★★½

    the movie that inaguarated Masploitation cinema

  • Let the Sunshine In

    Let the Sunshine In

    ★★★★★

    bumped up to 5/5 on third spin. Denis, Godard and Binoche all doing god-tier work. a major work costumed as minor

  • Head Games

    Head Games

    ★★★

    Steve James totally phoning it in with an issue doc that replicates the top-of-mind stuff that hits Netflix monthly

  • Destroyer

    Destroyer

    ★★★

    way too saggy and edited to shit but KK has some undeniable skills when she actually lets images and action breathe without trying to give us Reasons to care

  • A Kiss Before Dying

    A Kiss Before Dying

    ★★★★

    delightful, dark, tense, technicolor

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★½

    a hollow movie about the virtues of being hollow. sometimes fun, and relentlessly unpretentious, but damn, still so very hollow