• Framing Britney Spears

    Framing Britney Spears

    ★★★

    Crave TV

    Well this made me feel awful. The early 2000's were such a terrible time to be as big as Britney Spears. Some of those early interviews made me want to die, honestly the cringiest questions I've ever heard.

    It's good to see discussions are taking place about conservatorship and that social media is actually doing some good for once. I am really looking forward to hearing Britney's side of the story when this is all over.

  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    ★★★★

    I'm usually the first person to complain that people rate documentaries about people they admire based on the person rather than the strength of the documentary. With that being said, this was without a doubt a great one.

    When you watch something like this I guess the hope is you'll be invited into the reality of that person rather than the persona that person wants everyone to believe is them.

    This was incredibly intimate and not at all one of…

  • 6 Balloons

    6 Balloons

    ★★★

    Netflix

    My wife: This movie is stressing me out so bad. She is soooo late to that party.

    I always love to see comedic actors break out of that mold, so I was excited to check this one out. It was a bit heavy handed at times and the writing felt like they were trying really hard to be deep and ended up getting in over their heads, but it wasn't a bad movie by any stretch. The performances were great, and there was some pretty cool imagery in there as well.

  • Pretend It's a City

    Pretend It's a City

    ★★★★½

    Netflix

    Worth the price of admission just to watch Martin Scorcese laugh his ass off.

    The last time I was so enamored with watching someone talk about anything and everything was when I saw John Waters live. Fran Liebowitz is one of the most hilarious people who doesn't seem to be trying to be funny at all.

    She quickly reminded me that I wouldn't have the guts to be a New Yorker, so I'll have to settle with being one of the tourists she undoubtedly has no interest in interacting with.

    God, I miss NYC.

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★

    Netflix

    I enjoyed the old Hollywood dialogue, the spot on Orson Welles impression, and the cinematography.

    It did however make me sympathize with the actors on a David Fincher set, in that "Will this literally ever come to an end?" sort of way.

  • Microhabitat

    Microhabitat

    ★★★★

    Tubi TV

    Starting off 2021 with a film I chose solely on the poster design, and it paid off wonderfully.

    Miso chooses luxuries over responsibilities when confronted with rising cost of living. Although it doesn't seem like a great idea in itself, I think the film raises a bigger question of whats truly important in life.

    Microhabitat is pretty, quiet, nicely structured and the perfect blend of happy and sad.

    If you're going to give up your apartment for whisky though, make sure its something better than Glenfiddich.

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    Netflix

    Giving this a 4.5 because I can't possibly rate it the same as my favorite film of all time that's stood up for over a decade now, Synecdoche New York.

    In true Kaufman fashion, this one is going to need multiple, multiple watches, so I dont really have much to say about it other than that I missed Charlie Kaufman dearly and Im so glad this happened.

  • The Crazies

    The Crazies

    ★★★

    Amazon Prime

    I loved the small town setting, and the fact that it felt like one of those films that really stretched its budget. I watched these two with my daughter and preferred the Oz Perkins film before it, but she thought it was too slow and confusing. This was more her speed and it was enjoyable to me for that reason.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★

    Disney +

    It was okay, and the animation was great as always, but I wish it was more about Jazz and less about lost souls. It had a sort of Coco and Inside Out thing going on and I'd just like to see something a bit different from Pixar.

  • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

    I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

    ★★★★½

    Netflix

    This movie is like watching a book, and I mean that in the best way possible.

    The first thing you'll notice about the film are the pretty pictures, followed by the pretty words. What I also noticed were how the pretty words invoked other powerful imagery that was not shown at all. In that way, it felt a lot like reading a book.

    With "I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House" Oz Perkins attempts to draw…

  • ariana grande: excuse me, i love you

    ariana grande: excuse me, i love you

    ★★★

    Netflix

    Watched with my daughter. She went and put in her hair extension ponytail after so I guess she liked it. I was just hoping for more documentary parts. It feels very surface level, so I guess Id say its more of a standard concert video than a look into Ariana's life.

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★★

    2020 X-Mas Marathon

    If your soul was a candle, Derek Cianfrance is the dude wetting his fingertips and pinching the wick.

    Probably not the best movie to watch late on Christmas Eve, but then again, this is the kind of thing you want to sit with for a while.

    Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke both deliver standout performances, and the sound mixing was really crucial and executed perfectly.

    I figured the whole "sound of metal" thing was referring to the…