• Your Name Engraved Herein

    Your Name Engraved Herein

    ★★★★

    It was an interesting blend of mainstream aesthetics with a touch of style. In the same vein, it’s interesting to slot this into the category of BL when the film tried to breach out of fantasy for the female gaze into a much more contextualized reality of gay men and gay men when they’re older.

  • The Call

    The Call

    ★★★

    The trailer was better than the movie imo. Tho I feel like it was already a big mistake to use the same song as the MASTERPIECE, the handmaids tale. 

    The concept was interesting but logically it didn’t try to make too much sense. I don’t think it was applying the butterfly effect theory or multi parallel worlds theory so it was kinda lazy and shallow with execution. 

    Emotionally I wasn’t rly moved and neither of the characters were that likable tbh. It was just ehhhhhh

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    Oh my god motivation for eviscerating the world is as unimaginative and dumb as always...? But also the logic? None to be found. It wasn’t confusing in a cool cerebral way it was just confusing in a poorly thought out, how could they think this would work out way. My dudes this movie was corny

  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★

    Lol.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★

    I’m still so fucked up over the film insinuating that our souls can be born with shame. Wtf bro


    This is a Pixar adult movie. It still has optimism but it feels darker than the usual. And yea it was beautiful and it’s anti-message abt the meaning of life was teary and sweet but I finished the movie feeling unpleasantly heavy. Not to say it wasn’t good, it just didn’t give me the untroubled happiness that Pixar usually delivers 🥲

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★★

    Ya yknow I have range and i’m not gonna just report **films** lol. Love a good action CGI movie w a corny catchy nostalgic soundtrack. It’s kinda fun to see this movie retrospectively responding to the severe and classic male gaze-y era of sexy megan fox by joining the new wave of putting women in protag action roles. Like ok ya women can be badass too and not over sexualized, got it thank u. 

    Honestly I think blunt hyper masc male…

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    ★★★★

    Ugh I love spectacle and action lol. I know there’s opportunity to talk abt dystopia blah blah blah we live in this dystopia rn blah blah blah but idc. This movie franchise is white as fuck and *colorblind*. simply not worth having a whole discussion on and it’s been spoken abt at length when it came out. For me rn it’s just rly entertaining and well paced

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

    ★★★★

    I’m such a sucker for shonen adventure anime!!! Some of the fighting scenes in this one were so elegant it literally made me tear up haha. Idk if quarantine is getting to me or I just need to accept that i’m a huge weeb. 

    Also the patterns and textiles were done with extra care in Demon Slayer. Now I want to own something green and brown checkered

  • House of Hummingbird

    House of Hummingbird

    ★★★★★

    An amazing bittersweet melodrama that centers a tense and tender family dynamic with a dash of queer longing. The line about knowing people but thinking about how many of those people you truly understand hit me hard. 

    I thought the way this movie handled wlw love for an older woman teacher was so elegant and real. There wasn’t anything inappropriate or exploitive about the relationship between eunhee and young-ji, but the attraction eunhee had for young-ju was palpable and illustrative…

  • The Half of It

    The Half of It

    ★★

    Lol I couldn’t even finish it?? It was so bad?? Everyone is so bland and unlikeable i’m so tired of watching movies that star PoC only to have them fall in love w a boring white person? Saving Face was so good and it was during the early 2000s “multicultural” era of race politics and it was still way better. Disappointed. Some people say “representation” politics can only be enjoyed when accepting scraps but this scrap sucks more than other ones

  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    ★★★★

    Watched this in the beginning of quarantine like everyone else. It was entertaining but I wasn’t as passionate as other people about it. I do love sort of ruminating realizing that people can live such extraordinarily different realities like this lol

    Jokes aside everyone is soooo fucked up :/

  • Time to Hunt

    Time to Hunt

    ★★★

    Lol woo-Sik Choi is BOOKED AND BUSY. I watched this with my roommate and it was fine. Like it’s just a Korean blockbuster with a group of guys who conduct an amateur heist in dystopia post-capitalist ruin Seoul. The whole movie is them being picked off one by one by a mysterious hit man that just kills because he’s bored. It’s like...nothing new and not particularly smart ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I wish there could be more commentary on the dystopia, I would have loved to hear more abt the underlying politics surrounding it