• All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★

    A rich, two-hour plunge into a choreographer's hectic life. All That Jazz showcases a power trip with no sign of slowing down. I’m not the biggest fan of musicals or music-centered films so I admit to being a bit hesitant going into this. But its portrayal of show business's inner workings -- dance rehearsals, film editing, business dealings -- is absorbing, to say the least. An oh-so-young John Lithgow's appearance as a director who might take over from "Fosse" oozes…

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★½

    11 against 1

    12 guys with differing perspectives, backgrounds and understanding try to piece together a court case and decide on a final verdict. The audience has not heard any previous accounts of what was presented as evidence or what any of the witnesses had to say. We’re told bits and pieces as they argue their way to a unanimous decision. Excellent performances all around with each player providing a necessary piece to the puzzle. Short and sweet, but oh so powerful. An absolute all-timer and one of the best.

  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    ★★★½

    Winona wanting to stay in a mental asylum rather than run away with Jared Leto is the most relatable thing ever

  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    ★★★★

    Charming, complicated and visually striking, Jules and Jim takes a poignant look at friendship and love. Its delightfully unconventional poise struts along in unison with the whimsical score. A fun and intelligent drama with a complex core. Very happy with my introduction to Truffaut -- though I must say that this made me feel violently French 🥖🥐

  • News from Home

    News from Home

    I need to call my mom :(

  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★★

    It’s easy to see how Lost Highway has divided audiences. As with any of Lynch’s films, it is not made with the intent of mass appeal, but rather to simply be as he indented. He has almost created his own genre, “Lynchian”, in which he probes the cerebrally murky waters which border on the potentially paranormal. Here, he explores the actualization of a vengeful fantasy, stemming from a wildly unhappy and crazed character. Fears of owning up to his misdeeds…

  • Election

    Election

    ★★★★

    "Paul... Paul Power. Paul... Paul for President. Promise... Progress... Peanut."

    CINEMA

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★½

    This movie is so fucking cool. Heist stories are cool. The music with that lingering guitar riff is cool. Every line is cool. Then you have De Niro and Pacino in their PRIME, I mean come on! Great ass!

  • sex, lies, and videotape

    sex, lies, and videotape

    ★★★★½

    The languid, lurking motions of the camera make sex, lies and videotape feel like a mute observation. Like I was trying to peel off layer after layer to find out more about the characters. Couple this with videotaping, which is a purposefully distant concept. It grants you the illusion of intimacy without allowing you to fully connect the dots. The film uses this to provoke the challenge that true intimacy poses and gives room for Soderbergh to portray the brain…

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★½

    Me about 15 minutes in: The visuals are incredible, I wonder when it was made… *checks notes* what the fuck? How?

    The dance premiere is the single greatest sequence I have ever seen. To create something truly great, one must suffer. Stunner.

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★

    Number 11: I hate that the world wasn’t good enough for Heath Ledger to continue living in it

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    Scorsese's "After Hours" revolves around the concept of filmmaking itself. It doesn’t concern itself with imparting a lesson to the audience or presenting them with a predetermined moral dilemma—it simply is. In paraphrasing Scorsese’s own words, the film serves as an exploration of style. It unfolds as a sequence of coincidences that converge upon a single man throughout one night. These coincidences, occurring with almost impeccable timing, propel the narrative forward. Every possible intersection between the array of strangers that…