• 21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street

    ★★★

    I bet this was hilarious in 2012. It's pretty funny in 2023.

  • Emily the Criminal

    Emily the Criminal

    ★★★

    Simple but good.

  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    If he knew he was going to die that night, why did he take pictures of his food?

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★½

    I liked everything about this movie until the end. It felt too much like an action movie ending. To me the best ending to mystery movies is when the good guys outsmart the bad guy. And that almost happened when they found the napkin, but then the bad guy burned the napkin and ruined it. Apparently, they didn't expect that, so they went with an action movie solution. They won by brute force and blowing the place up. It's fun, but not as cathartic as outsmarting the bad guy even after the twist.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★

    Never in a million years would I have guessed the plot to this movie.

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★

    This was so dumb. Maybe it wasn't in 2004, but it is in 2022. Maybe this type of movie has been done so many times that it's no longer interesting.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Beautiful cinematography and a brutal story. I like that combo.

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★★★

    Tarantino knows how to write characters.

  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

    Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

    ★★★★

    This was so funny. Extremely loud commercial break. I laughed throughout. Extremely loud commercial break. My bologna, my bologna, my bologna.

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★★

    Watched it again and it's still one of the best movies I've ever seen. I was riveted the entire time, even though I'd seen it before. Everyone is at their best in this. This is acting, this is directing, this is cinematography. I dream of a future where we talk about this like we talk about The Godfather.

  • Meet Dave

    Meet Dave

    ★★

    This is a dumb movie, but I did genuinely laugh a few times. It's got some funny situational humor where an alien tries to fit in, in NYC. It's kind of like Elf, but with an alien. Also Elf is a much better movie.

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★

    This feels like a book more than a movie. The narration tells you how to feel and what to care about and why. But I didn't actually feel anything or care about any of it. Sorkin is such a good writer and the acting is so great that it's a good movie anyway. Still, we already know the perfect director for a Sorkin script. Next time give it to Fincher.