• Fair Play

    Fair Play

    ★★★★

    Sundance 2023

    It's a tad too slick for its own good, with the kind of ultra-clean, digital look that sterilizes this otherwise quite messy drama. But, the film is buoyed by two wonderfully prickly performances from Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich. Their wonderful chemistry in the first hour of the picture sours as Emily (Dynevor) climbs the corporate ladder and Luke (Ehrenreich) wilts in the cage of his own retrograde masculinity.

    I wish the film spent more time examining the…

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★★½

    Watching this right after finishing Signalis was not a good idea for my mental health 🙃

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    We’re just here to be memories for our children

  • Housekeeping

    Housekeeping

    ★★★★½

    "She looks so sad."
    "She is sad. She should be sad...I don't mean she should be. I mean, who wouldn't be? That's how it is with family."

  • Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    ★★★½

    Bizarrely insane. It's a fittingly uneven ending to this unfocused trilogy. But I'm glad they just keep swinging for the fences with these.

    The thread of generational trauma and survivor's guilt is dropped for a story that tries to reposition the very neat cosmic evil of Michael Myers as a response to abuse and I'm not sure it works.

    At the same time, apart from the inevitable ending, I genuinely had no idea where this was going half the time…

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

    You’re so toxic!

    Very dumb, but in a fun way.

    Basically Gen Z Clue.

    Also, Rachel Sennott *and* Lee Pace? Bisexuals truly keep winning this year.

  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★★

    God bless America, my home sweet home…

  • Watcher

    Watcher

    ★★★★

    Rear Window, but with Maika Monroe. The second very solid 'i'm being stalked but no one will listen to me until the murderer's hands are literally wrapped around my neck' movie of the year. In and out in just a hair over 90 minutes. As long as Maika keeps churning out these tight, chilly thrillers, I'll keep watching them.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    I’m vengeance

    💙💜💖 

    Bisexuals truly are eating well this year

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    💙💜💖

    I hope the elderly lady from Brooklyn who, midway through the Avatar: The Way of Water trailer, excitedly said, “Ooh, it’s that new Jurassic Park movie!” is having a good evening.

    Movies are back baby 🍿🍿🍿

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★½

    It has meaning. Very potent meaning. And, many, many people respond to it. 

    Me describing my thesis length LB reviews with 1 like from 5 years ago to someone I just met and who watches 2 movies a year.

    Surgery is the new sex, baby!!!

  • X

    X

    ★★★★

    Queer, straight, black, white...it's all disco