• Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    ★★★½

    For once, movie that actually cast a young actor that looks like the character in later life. Incredible and unique plot, though depressing.

    Decent performances, stirring soundtrack. Mulligan one of those actresses you never get tired of looking at.


    Note: how bout just running away.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Took my Chinese wife to see this at the theater. Hard to get her to go out with all the streaming choices, but an Asian big budget film…got lucky…..

    What just happened?! That was one of the craziest batshit films I’ve ever seen. Almost too quickly edited to root yourself and get a grip on what the hell was going on. Thank god I didn’t get high beforehand. Could’ve been at least 20min shorter. Have a feeling I’d have to…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★★

    Ready for a mind trip flick. Skipped my normal AMC Classic Theater to do the giant screen EMAX gig. Even took advantage of a $14 beer. Life is good.

    Holy shit…right from the top mind blowing CGI epic finale type sequence. Then from there just a few pauses in between incredible action scenes. Glad the film wasn’t too “heady” hard to follow nonsense. 

    Completely blown away by the CGI and sound design. Then the addition of X-men, Carter, “Office” guy…

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★½

    Going into this flick blind. Love love love Sean Baker. Tangerine and Florida Project Both blew my mind. 

    Same type scenario, unknown actors, down and out or “modest” surroundings, genuine performances….Jot a whole lot happens but still entertaining as fuck. 

    Depressing, troubling but hilarious ultra realistic hot mess drama you know is gonna end bad, but can’t take your eyes away. Loved it….of course no one in my family would ever get it or even enjoy it. Just like the other 2 films mentioned above.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★★

    Hoping this installment a bit better than its predecessors. Which didn’t suck, but not even close to the worse Harry Potter films.

    Redmayne-loved him in Theory of Everything, actually brought me to tears. Not a big fan of his doey eyed anemic performances in this franchise. Annoying more than engaging.

    Jude Law-Effective, the anchor 

    Mikkelsen-better than Depp

    Flash- doesn’t do much but looks good

    Kung Fu Panda- absolutely nothing for him to do, would’ve liked a little more creative comic relief. 

    Action CGI magic sequences outstanding 
    Wide landscapes breathtaking 
    Drama scenes boring and hard to make out dialogue 

    Note: lobster set piece my fave

  • Nice Dreams

    Nice Dreams

    ★★★½

    Save the whales. Save the whales, Save the whales…shoot the Seals” 🎶 😂 


    Probably one of my fave C&C flicks. Iconic scenes (gym, lizard Keech, pool scene, peewee) so many quotable lines from my youth, best one is coked up PeeWee stating “Bruce Springsteen’s fucking it all up”. 


    Super fun laugh out loud revisit, haven’t seen since the 80’s. 


    Note: if you hate this flick, ham fisted as it may be, you just don’t get Cheech and Chong

  • The Player

    The Player

    ★★★½

    90’s Altman and Robbins jaunt. Love the long tracked intro scene, while they are talking about long track intros, genius. Holy shit, talk about a plethora of famous cameos. Every scene seems like there’s a couple seconds of a Burt Reynolds, jack Lemmon, Belafonte, Steve Allen, Cher ect… 

    Movie about movies, done well. Goes slightly off the rails in the final few acts but worth the watch. 


    Note: Lyle Lovett out of his league in this. Thankfully he doesn’t speak much.

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★★

    Solid Agatha Christie who-dunnit. 
    Gadot stunning
    Branagh excellent 
    Rest of the cast serviceable.

  • To Die For

    To Die For

    ★★★

    Some of my fave actors. Not sure where I heard about this 90’s flick. 
    Elf an score only kicks in full throttle sporadically. 
    Took awhile but really enjoyed this throwback.

  • Morbius

    Morbius

    ★★★

    Marvel running a little thin on Superhero characters for full length big budget blockbusters it seams. After sitting through yet another DC Batman flick, the 3 hour “The Batman” was a bore fest in my opinion. Hoping this is at least eventful. Liked the comics as a kid.

    Leto a good fit for this character. Dr. Who not a bad villain either. Sound design spectacular, CGI decent. (Smoke trails a little much in places). Dig the subtle little flashes of…

  • Save the Tiger

    Save the Tiger

    ★★★

    70’s Jack Lemmon drama.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    Wes Anderson is one of the very few directors where you can’t wait for the newest project to drop. His shittiest flick (Darjeeling Limited) is better than most directors’ best endeavors. Anderson’s stark and centered esthetic and unique cinematography always blow me away and ultimately sits me in whatever world building he’s creating. 

    Trademark whimsical score and narrative (which I usually hate in films) begin the flick.    First sequence introducing the cast wonderful, love the Del Toro portion, McDormand/Chalamet…