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  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2

    ★★★★

    A rehash of the first, but with better writing, better acting, better scares and higher production value. These films have their defects, but they’re at their best when you detach the fictional Warrens from the real ones and let their charm and the inevitable happy ending make you warm. This was very enjoyable and I fucking love Valak.

  • Hair

    Hair

    ★★★½

    Every time I watch this I’m blown away by the third act.


    Also: I thought John Savage and his cheekbones high on acid was the hottest thing I’d ever seen, until they cut Berger’s hair

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★★½

    Anything you want. Anything you dream of, you can have it.

    There’s something very forlorn in Wonder Woman 1984's energy. From that first fight scene in the mall, the sequel to 2017’s franchise installment really does feel like it’s stuck in the past—not because of any Stranger Things-style nostalgia porn we’ve become accustomed to (though there are wigs and tracksuits aplenty), but because of the campy quality present in everything from the camera language to the extras’ performances. They don’t…

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★

    A beautiful portrait of unrequited love and one of the better rom-coms I’ve seen in a while. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is irresistible in this even if his character is kind of a dick. Zooey Deschanel is as charming as ever and reminded me of her older sister at times. Someone had already spoiled the ending for me, but my heart was shredded nonetheless.