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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★★

    From the instant it's impressively bad title sequence comes in, I knew John Wick 3 was going to be a riot. It exuded such powerful "PS2 game title screen" energy that I just knew the film that followed was going to be right up my alley. And you know that? It absolutely was.

    This film is pure artful motion on screen. The action looks to slapstick and silent cinema to really sell the physicality of what's happening. Every hit feels…

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★

    There's something metatextually fascinating about this film. Ghost in the Shell is, ostensibly, anyway, about the relationship between the mind and the body, and how much of each makes us ourselves. So to have a film come out that is so different than it's source material, yet so similar, made of so many of the same components and scenes but feeling so intensely different, feels like more of a communication with the themes of the original than the actual film…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    So, I had a dream about this movie.

    That's right, Letterboxd is a dream journal now. I am plumbing new depths about not talking about movies on this movie reviewing site.

    Anyway...

    Me and a bunch of people were running a convention in Las Vegas that we thought no one was coming to so blew it off to go see Star Wars Episode IX in a cinema (while the last jedi was still in the cinema, it was like some…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    really cool to see Steven Spielberg do a big-budget movie about the Angry Video Game Nerd