• The Prince of Egypt

    The Prince of Egypt

    ★★★★★

    Every single song in this movie goes hard. Also looks so much better than almost every other animated movie that’s come out since it’s release.

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

    Trying to figure out my thoughts on this has been a losing battle since I watched it on Monday. On one hand this movie was incredibly taxing and sometimes frustrating to watch, probably by design. On the other hand I felt like this movie absolutely nailed the visualization of thoughts in action. I also loved that this movie made the “twist” sort of secondary to everything else. A lesser movie would have strung us along until the very end before…

  • Leprechaun 3

    Leprechaun 3

    ★★★

    Who would have thought that the Leprechaun in Las Vegas Would be my favorite of the 3 so far? This is easily the goofiest of the 3, with the leprechaun transformation subplot being a real highlight.

  • All or Nothing

    All or Nothing

    ★★★½

    This movie perfectly captures a very specific kind of existential dread of being part of the working class in a system designed to keep you where you are. Your dreams get slowly eroded down to nothing as you work a job you can barely tolerate. Your relationships are under constant stress that can be impossible to navigate. That’s the environment the characters of this movie inhabit and it’s unpleasantly real. 

    The performances are appropriately understated at times and devastatingly emotional…

  • Don't Hang Up

    Don't Hang Up

    ★★½

    I got 30 minutes into this movie thinking it was Slumber Party Massacre before I paused the movie and realized that there was no slumber party (or even a massacre) on the horizon. Decided to roll with it and finish it anyways!

    The last 30 minutes are the only parts worth watching in my opinion, with the ending being surprisingly solid considering the slow slog of the first 40 minutes. Wish it could have leaned into the creepiness of those last 30 minutes a little more consistently throughout. I don’t totally regret being bamboozled into watching this!

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    Yeah this was fun! I will probably never see Suicide Squad after how many times David Ayer has tricked me into thinking that one of his movies would be good, but I’m 100% up for more superhero movies in this vein. It’s colorful, has nice fight choreography, and has Ewan McGregor absolutely hamming it up as the villain. Miles better than the dreadfully dull (literally) and serious Zack Snyder movies.

    I think I dug Harley Quinn’s supporting cast more than…

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    ★★★★½

    An incredibly draining watch, but not easily forgotten I think. I really enjoyed how this played with the expectations of society back then, mostly regarding couples and children. The portrayal of marriage in this is probably more realistic than most people would care to admit, even though the passive aggression and nastiness is dramatized to the extreme. I also really dug the parallels between the two couples and how the movie shifts your perspective of them as you go along.…

  • Airport

    Airport

    ★★½

    Ridiculous cast for a pretty ridiculous movie. Cannot get over Burt Lancaster’s last pick up line to Jean Seberg about scrambled eggs good god.
     
    “You’ve been bragging about your scrambled eggs. It’s time I find out just how good they are.” - an actual line in this movie said by academy award winner Burt Lancaster.

    Really interesting to see how relaxed pre-9/11 airports used to be. Want to stow away and fly to Italy? It’s as easy as literally…

  • The Burning

    The Burning

    ★★★

    George Costanza plays a jock with hair, and I bought it??

    There is a surprisingly fun slasher flick in this movie somewhere that gets overshadowed at times by its pretty heavily misogynistic characters. In fact, some of these scenes threw me off so much that I went and read into this movie a bit and found that it was produced and written by fucking Harvey Weinstein. Can’t make stuff like that up.

    Its a shame because I really did like…

  • Jallikattu

    Jallikattu

    ★★★★

    Intense and unhinged at times while being totally unafraid to shirk the plot in favor of allegory. I loved a few of the universal themes this movie tackles even if the setting and situation are unfamiliar to me.

    The only ones deeply affected by the buffalos escape are the poor. The rich in this movie are too busy planning a party to really care, while the police are functionally useless. Working as a whole unit would likely solve their buffalo…

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    ★★★½

    Truly love that Bill’s mom is unquestionably down with 1) Breaking at least 12 people out of prison and 2) driving the getaway car for all these people. She’s a real one.

  • Leprechaun 2

    Leprechaun 2

    ★½

    Trying to figure out what this leprechaun’s powers are is a losing battle. Basically a shitty Freddy Krueger? With a side of Mr Krabs? Who knows. I’m actually dreading watching the third one.