• M3GAN

    M3GAN

    ★★★½

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

    You know when a murdering doll sneaks back into your house to play Martika’s Toy Soldiers, that you have something special on your hands.

    “This doll works for kids whose parents aren’t dead” Ronny Chieng is brilliant in this movie.

    I found Alison Williams in a flannel shirt and a tee very funny. I imagine her Charlotte-esque spirit rejecting them.

    This movie surprised me which isn’t always easy to do. It is dumb but in a fun way.

  • Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

    Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

    ★★★

    I had fun. The nostalgia was strong. I remember in grade school I dressed up as Matilda for a book report.

    I wouldn’t say that any of the songs really stood out. I didn’t mind them but I can’t say any were catchy. 

    Late period Emma Thompson is so much fun. However, please stop using fat suits to equate ugliness or evil. I know Dahl is very guilty of this but we can evolve above this bs.

  • Welcome to Chippendales

    Welcome to Chippendales

    ★★

    Started in December, finished in January

    There is a beautiful scene between the two leads as it lightly snows. There is a glimpse of what a real friendship might have looked like, then some intentional cruelty and it is clear all things will not end well. It is a real bright spot in a miniseries that tells the stories too fast and forsakes it’s most interesting side characters. 

    I don’t see much of a point for the time spent watching…

  • She Said

    She Said

    ★★½

    It was fine enough. Nothing made me groan. I just felt like the way the movement happened was so exciting giving voice to the voiceless, that any of that excitement would have been appreciated manifested into the storytelling. We are so conditioned to witnessing trauma but how about those moments where a movement brings about the joy feeling seen or that they were not alone?

  • White Noise

    White Noise

    ★★★½

    New Body Rhumba cast dance break  >  LaLa Land cast dance break

    Weirdly proud of Adam Driver. He defied the odds and stayed bizarre, despising the Hollywood game, and tries to make the world a little better low key behind the scenes. And he is getting great roles right and left because he remained true to himself as far as I can tell.

    I had fun. I felt a little alienated but I think that was intentional. 

    Waste of Andre…

  • This Much I Know to Be True

    This Much I Know to Be True

    ★★★★

    There is a false sense of intimacy when I watch Nick Cave after seeing Once More With Feeling. He looks so haunted and we largely know why. What is amazing is that he lets his grief wash over him and infect every moment and is better for it. His humanity is worn on his sleeve.

    I would have watched this regardless but this article was the tipping point.

  • Fleishman Is in Trouble

    Fleishman Is in Trouble

    ★★★★

    I liked this quite a bit. The narration made me want to read the book because I was into the way it framed the story. 

    I usually am not a fan of Jesse Eisenberg vehicles. He was fine here but it took me a bit to get into it. I think it would have been stronger with Adam Brody as the lead and Eisenberg as the friend.

    Eisenberg gets a really cute dachshund which is the second movie where he…

  • The Equalizer

    The Equalizer

    ★★★

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

    The main bad dude looked like Kevin Spacey if Kevin Spacey magically became hot. It was pretty disturbing.

    Imagine Denzel working at Lowe’s. In the back warehouse so nobody even sees the hottest senior citizen around.

  • The Equalizer 2

    The Equalizer 2

    ★★

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

    Imagine Denzel Washington is your Uber driver. Forget about how he kills a billion people with just his fists. He’s out there taking you to brunch or Trader Joe’s or some shit. Have mercy. 

    And then he goes and protects Moonlight like everyone should. 

    What a boring use of Pedro Pascal though. And Bill Pullman.

  • Idiocracy

    Idiocracy

    ★★

    Not my favorite cup of Mike Judge. Too bad as I love Maya Rudolph.

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★

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

    Watching Janelle Monae smash everything in Edward Norton’s pretentious new money home was pretty satisfying. And a smidgen erotic.

  • Josh Gondelman: People Pleaser

    Josh Gondelman: People Pleaser

    ★★★½

    I identify with his wife singing Sublime. Not because we are fans but because we enjoy being silly and committing to a bit.