• Aladdin

    Aladdin

    My family taking 35 minutes to decide on what might be the most mid-tier Disney movie might actually be worse than the time I made them sit through Ad Astra. Maybe.

  • The Muppets

    The Muppets

    Mr. The Frog, we all agreed a celebrity is not a people.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I’m never too sure at any given moment about the four movies I’ve chosen to represent me at the top of my Letterboxd profile. Are they really my four favorite movies? Do I think they describe my personality or sense of humor? Honestly, Jacob, are they just up there in a (miserably failed) attempt to make yourself seem cool? I’m really not sure why it’s those four instead of any others, but I am sure that Arrival is unquestionably one…

  • The Brand New Testament

    The Brand New Testament

    ★★★★★

    This is just the loveliest movie on this website that none of the people I follow are ever gonna watch and I totally get that but it’s not gonna stop me from always talking about how much I love it. This has got to be in my 7 or 8 favorite movies ever and it’s right there on Amazon Prime and I know you’re all busy but come on! I need to know that at least one other person has…

  • Instant Family

    Instant Family

    I have exactly two thoughts about this movie which are as follows:

    1. This is actually extremely lovely and made me belly laugh several times and feel much warmer than I thought I
    it would.

    2. Rose Byrne’s American accent is literally just a Kristen Wiig impression. 

    Feel free to re-rank these in order of importance of you so choose.

  • Frank & Lola

    Frank & Lola

    There’s a very tiny scene here where Michael Shannon, playing a MasterChef™️ with anger management problems, auditions in Paris to be the head chef of a brand new 3 star restaurant opening in Las Vegas and I cannot stop thinking about how much better this movie would have been were it just about that instead. In fact, I’m redoing this entire plot right now. Instead of being about a toxic relationship between two people who definitely shouldn’t have ever dated in…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    An honorary Oscar for Michael Shannon’s reading of “DO YOU WANT DINNER NANA? DINNER? TO EAT? TO EAT?? NANA?”

  • The Father

    The Father

    It shouldn’t be surprising if you know literally anything about this movie’s plot, but it’s still stunning just how soul crushing this is. Just an all around bad time for everyone. That doesn’t mean it’s not good of course. It’s beautiful and moving and I wouldn’t feel right not giving it a heart, but it’s also way way too sad to ever watch again.

  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

    I've been playing the score from this on Spotify for months now so I figured I should go see if the movie was just as good and I'm so happy that I did. I was afraid it would be one of those pretty but empty movies that I appreciate but end up losing interest in, and it was beautiful and peaceful, but it was also captivating in a way that I honestly didn't expect. Sure it's a bit no plot…

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    My villain origin story is me deciding in February 2020 that I could wait a few weeks to see this in theaters and then the entire world shutting down for a year and a half before I ever got the chance.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Having only seen the first one once and having only seen it about a year ago I don’t know if I’m the best person to draw comparisons and contrasts but I do have some thoughts and I’ll try to lay them down as coherently as I can. Firstly, although four hour movies should be illegal and anyone who watches them should be put in jail, there's something to be said for the fact that I was even able to watch…

  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    This is like if Little Miss Sunshine was about the Manson Family. I started off thinking it might be too weird and specific to be relatable but I was shocked at how heartwarming it was in the end. I didn’t expect the last twenty minutes to get me the way that they did. This is worth checking out, if only for George MacKay in running shorts.