At times it’s simply too much… and I longed for it to slow down just a little more often (such as the absolutely beautiful scene of Gwen and Miles sitting upside down overlooking the city)… yet, goddam, just like it’s predecessor, Across the Spider-Verse simply feels like it’s rewriting the playbook for what animation and cinema can be…
John Wick: Chapter 4 2023
I know I’m fully in the minority here but, for the first two (very long) thirds of this movie, it just felt like the same thing as the last two chapters (neon lights, heavy dance beats, repeat)… but I’d be lying if I said the whole Paris episode (John Wick: Chapter 4.3?) wasn’t thrilling,
Also, Donnie Yen… incredible.
STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie 2023
The best documentaries match their interesting subject with form… and this was simply one of the most creative, thrillingly edited and moving examples I’ve seen for a long, long time… and I’m very grateful for it.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 2023
As enjoyable as everyone has been saying it is… the Speak With Dead spell, offering five questions of any corpse, will likely be one of my funniest scenes of the year.
A lesser Moneyball which had me hooked from the opening credits yet couldn’t sustain that for much of its runtime… it has some lovely supporting performances, notably Viola Davis and Matthew Maher… and Matt Damon delivering a fine monologue… yet, it mostly made me want to rewatch The Last Dance… very average yet very enjoyable…
How to Blow Up a Pipeline 2022
Full of kinetic energy, a pulsating score and fine performances from a youthful cast… an exciting, if not quite explosive, piece of filmmaking,
Rye Lane 2023
It took me to the restaurant scene to fully jive with Rye Lane… but, once I did, I loved the shit out of this movie.
It does a wonderful job of looking, smelling and sounding like the city I grew up in… here’s to spicy burritos, A Tribe Called Quest and missing the last tube home… all for the love of a good stroll and where it might take you… and who it might be with…
Raine Allen-Miller… keep making movies…
Moonage Daydream 2022
Presented in the form of a (day)dream… a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the most visually creative artists to ever do it… chaos… beauty… love… it’s all there…
“I’ve had an incredible life. It’s amazing. I would love to do it again.”
- David Bowie
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964
“Gentleman, you can’t fight in here. This is a war room!”
Has any other movie better combined satire and thrilling action? I’ll pour out some grain alcohol and rainwater to anyone who can name one.
Also, Peter Sellers = a genius x 3.
Kingdom of Heaven 2005
They certainly don’t make ‘em much like this anymore…
Bloom is quite bad, Green is quite good… overall it meets fairly in the middle… but filling in this blindspot made a very enjoyable watch on my lazy birthday…