Christian has written 338 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    One of the most profound messages ever in a Disney film. Beautiful stuff. Pretty, fun, catchy, cute, and magical. The music is incredible, the cast is fun, the story is heartwarming. From Mirabels struggle of trying to be enough and live up to seemingly impossible expectations and make her family proud while being the one that’s different, to the burden of seeming perfect and carrying everyone else’s problems, this film makes the right choice of not being black and white…

  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

    ★★★★

    Sam Raimi is one of the best to ever do it. An insane passion project and you can tell the entire time. A return to roots after blockbusters. Very much the same kind of over the top fun horror that evil dead was. Ending had me laughing from how idgaf it was. Reminds me of James Wan’s Malignant in terms of its place in its director’s filmography. Crazy how relentless it is to its main character who didn’t even do anything THAT bad 😂. A crazy gem that I respect a lot. Loved the visuals and the mix of practical effects Raimi is so good at.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    One of the most bold, meta, and subversive pieces of art I’ve seen. Will anger many and have many cheering. The first half specifically is insanely bold and the opposite of what I imagined the film being, and it’s definitely my favorite part of the film while the later part settles into something more familiar. The way it almost rebels against its own existence is beautiful. Questions the nature of sequels and nerds like you and me that have been…

  • The Novice

    The Novice

    ★★★★½

    Master filmmaking at play from the very beginning. The film has an incredible rhythm to it that doesn’t stop. It grabbed me and kept me immersed in a way I was looking really for amid a bit of a movie burnout. The next evolution of perfectionist character studies like Black Swan and Whiplash. Just like those there’s a twisted sense of inspiration in it. All of us with drive can understand the obsession, but we must recognize the danger as…

  • Evil Dead

    Evil Dead

    ★★★★

    This and Suspiria (2018) are perfect examples of what a remake should be. Only the same movie in its basic foundation, but executes it in a completely different way. From the very first scene I knew I was gonna dig this. Extremely dark and bold in its tone and brutality. An all out bloodbath where the demons are actually terrifying. The only thing it’s lacking compared to the original is the cast. There’s certainly no one of Bruce Campbells level…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★★

    New Leo movie, we move. Also everyone else is pretty awesome, but mostly Leo. For real though we all know this movie is it’s cast, like cmon we got Timothee Chalamet and dang Ariana Grande too 😭. A lot of people on film Twitter and on here treat Adam McKay like he kicked their dog, but I like all his films I’ve seen, and this is no exception. Not much style to it besides editing that’s just doing too much…

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★½

    Joaquin Phoenix in my top 3 all time goats. Easily. 
    Up there with The Master as some of the best work. He gets better with age. I love his screen presence and charisma. A small and beautifully simple movie. Profound in how it shows just pure human connection. The next step in purely sentimental filmmaking that 20th century women was so effective at. It’s easy to be cynical in a world where we do so much evil to each other,…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★★

    These new imax versions on Disney plus are a visual feast. All the colorful and cosmic shots in this floored me this time. Second one is definitely gonna be even better.

  • Hawkeye

    Hawkeye

    ★★★★

    2021 MCU has me in a chokehold. The more the dceu falls apart and disappoints me, the more the mcu makes me love them by growing perfectly. This just rocks in every way. Perfect comedy and entertainment mixed with good character introductions and building existing ones. Kate is such a refreshing face and feels perfectly set up as a new favorite through these 6 episodes. She already feels like a hero we know and love. She’s up there with Yelena…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

    It feels like a miracle once you see it all. There’s an active maturity at play throughout. Jon Watts has gotten better as a filmmaker in front of our eyes. It doesn’t even feel like the same director made it compared to the last two, ESPECIALLY the visuals. I adore the better use of darkness and color, and then the slow mo offers some of the most cinematic moments of the mcu. The story as well has this feeling of…

  • Bound

    Bound

    ★★★★

    Sheesh. One of the most effective and intoxicating erotic thrillers I’ve ever seen. Such an underrated sub genre, need them back. This is the kind of badass and provoking debut i aspire to. Literally the second best Wachowski movie if we’re being honest. Bold and seductive. Easy to see how this stylish against the system gem of freeing yourself would start the road to the matrix and every film they make after as well. Cool hot people in leather is…

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★½

    I dislike a lot of this and love a lot. I appreciate all of it. One of the weirdest pieces of art I’ve seen. Watching it in the pitch dark is a must because it’s like watching a rainbow be blasted directly into ur retinas for two hours. I find some of the visuals the most striking and beautiful uses of color I’ve ever seen, and some of it is hideous. It’s at least one of those films that are…