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  • My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres

    My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres


    I feel like Julio would want us to give his marvelous special one star- not because of the quality, but because of the shape politics, obviously.

    These 5 identical star shapes love to watch movies together, but they all have their own picky taste in things. Usually only 4 or 3 will make it out to a movie. One star will say they saw the trailer and it didn't speak to them, plus they have to wait for a package-…

  • Booksmart


    Wow, I just wanna crush up non judgmental, genuine, hilarious comedies and snort them like vitamins.

  • Ben Is Back

    Ben Is Back


    Welcome to, Kathy's Korner! It's where my mom watches a movie and then talks to me about it!

    Mom: I love a good movie that's gonna make me cry. Love it. As a mom, every mom's worst nightmare, her child being on drugs. Joseph you swear, on my life, your life, never, on nanny's grave, never, please promise me-

    Me: yeah of course-

    Mom: if you think you're going to even, you tell me before and I'll put you in…

  • Free Solo

    Free Solo

    Honestly Shallow would also work pretty well as the original song for this movie too. But instead of being about water, it's about rocks.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spiderman is the superhero of the people. A film that has spiderpeople from multiple universes, including a talking pig feels more inclusive and exemplifies the "anyone can be a hero" theme more than any billionaire hero marvel movie has so far.

  • Green Book

    Green Book


    Welcome back to an old segment, Kathy's Korner! It's where my mom watches a movie and then talks to me about it! This time she also gives her thoughts on some of the other Oscar nominated movies, and Bradley Cooper's looks.

    Mom: I'm back! Did you miss me? On my flight home I got to watch a few movies, so here goes. How the heck did green book win all those Oscars?

    Me: You weren't a fan?

    Mom: Not all…

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    Beautiful, heartbreaking, beautiful, heartbreaking, heartbreaking, beautiful, heartbreaking, heartbreaking, heartbreaking, beautiful, heartbreaking in that order. Tender, beautiful and human. This year's Carol, a moving period NYC romance drama, but the characters in Beale Street don't have the same white privileges as Carol and Therese. The film flows wonderfully between memories, and in the process allows for supporting actors to seamlessly enter and shine.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    I took an ethics class on the first 12 chapters of Genesis last year. A lot of the class discussion was centered around how the bible frames the beginning of the earth and how that will reflect on it's end. How humans caused the flood and how they will cause another. I left every class feeling real overwhelmed about what comes next. Props to this movie for cranking that feeling up to 11 for 2 hours.

  • Roma


    There's someone at Netflix who watches me to see what I watch, when I watch, where and how long. I have something to say to them about Roma. I know, I must have started the first 15 minutes of the movie upwards of 5 times, but paused it to either fall asleep, go back to watching Schitt's creek or episodes of Holiday Nailed It I had already seen. And I'm sure this Netflix person is judging me because I can't…

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    The worst thing to come from Queen since all the boys in my gym class would bang the beat to We Will Rock you on the padded walls. They'd do it during dodgeball games and it just made me so anxious.

    The movie just drives through the stops of a generic music biopic, like it's lazy American tour sequence. I guess the editor believed to really have nuanced editing and storytelling you should always cut between two different scenes or…

  • Vice


    Hmmm.... Like- Christian Bale's good.... Amy Adams is great- but like- hmmmm- Adam Mckay's directing is bold- well not BOLD but like interesting? Like making interesting choices in a biopic I think is better than the bland usual- but i mean some of the choices definitely not so much- I honestly liked the commitment to the credits joke- but yeah the post credits scene and like sureeeeee it sometimes felt like a video essay someone was doing for an intro…

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2


    Recently I've been fixated and obsessed with all of our current pieces of absurdist nicecore comedy, the three hallmarks being Paddington 2, Joe Pera Talks To You, and The Good Place. Each are a soothing, hilarious statement on the core good of humanity. But they don't exchange optimism for naivety and ignorance. They all make an active statement against hate and bigotry, end up being more politically effective than most of pieces of satire today. Paddington 2 especially is going…