• Love & Basketball

    Love & Basketball

    “Double or Nothing” 

    Profound and complex. You can tell how personal this film is for Gina Prince-Bythewood. 

    I gotta go hoop soon…

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    “The life we enjoy is very much worth the sacrifice”

    Moving, haunting, and arresting. A complete command over what it wanted to do. My senses and emotions were dialed into the sights and sounds. Glazer moves the film with a Kubrick level of control.

  • Thief

    Thief

    “I have run out of time. I have lost it all. So I can't work fast enough to catch up. I can't run fast enough to catch up. And the only thing that catches me up is doing my magic act.”

    A powerhouse of a film.

    James Caan is an absolute force to be reckoned with.

  • Belly

    Belly

    “I feel it's the only way. I don't feel a need to play the whole part in the entire movement. But, yo, if you just raise your family right, if I just live righteously, I be all right. Yo, my whole life is dedicated to change.”

    Loved this much more on a rewatch. High level concepts. So much flavor, style, and care for its subject matter. Stark portrayals with enjoyable performances.

    #BHM.

  • Alien

    Alien

    “I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.”

    The blueprint.

  • To Die For

    To Die For

    “You aren't really anybody in America if you're not on TV.”

    Cronenberg whatchu doin here !?

    Lots of great performances. Loved the surreal moments, along with its jabs of dark comedy. Wasn’t too crazy about it’s ending. Or the Danny Elfman score… 

    Strong links to Gone Girl I will say.

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    “It's not how you fall that matters. It's how you land.”

    Last name ever first name greatest.

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    “The only person standing in your way is you.”

    Aronofsky has this on literal strings the whole way through. Hitchcock level of control. Natalie Portman, are you kidding me? Flew too close to the sun. Absolute masterclass.

  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    “There is truth, and there are lies, and art always tells the truth. Even when it's lying.”

    Just the best.

  • Saltburn

    Saltburn

    “Lots of people get lost in Saltburn.”

    Feel very mixed about this. Not as smart as it thinks it is. Never really liked the protagonist, especially when he got caught in the act with his parents. Knew the film was cooked when he was sucking the water out the tub. Lots of hard to watch scenes. Especially watching Oliver in that burial scene, yikes. And a really distasteful ending.

    Really good performances/ filmmaking. I can say it’s funny and entertaining through and through. Too much dip on its chip 🤷🏽‍♂️

  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    “We'll be your brothers, Dad.”

    This is the definition of an All-American film. The performances and direction were fantastic.

  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 60s in Brussels

    Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 60s in Brussels

    Starting the new year off right with this one.