• Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    denis: i don’t care about dialogue

    - made a movie about how important language and communication is

    denis: i’m an image maker

    - 🥚

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    the sequel to chinatown.

    (google it- that’s a good joke)

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★½

    WE LIVE IN A TWILIGHT WORLD, MOTHERFUCKER

    i did it. i felt it. seat F18 - locked in - loud as shit. gib neercs. gib eivom. devol ti. this is your empire strikes back, christopher nolan.

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★

    well now that we have this and macbeth, i think we know which one is the cRaZy brother. totally fine as a throwaway. loved every minute margaret qualley was chattering on the scenery. it’s way more intolerable cruelty and the ladykillers than raising arizona and burn after reading though, so i’d have to do too many mental backflips to convince myself i really enjoyed it. oh well!

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    speaking as a fairly uncomplicated man with no children or any major responsibilities, this is a really good movie.

    from the landing to the walk, the moon stuff is awesome, to the glass scene- my guy chaz knows how to end a movie- babylon included.

  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    ★★★★½

    a great tie-in to the first movie, fun puzzle time with jeremy irons shot on location in new york with samuel l jackson. dammit man, we had it SO good in the mid-90s with our action movies.

    anyone that calls this ‘die hard 3’ and omits ‘with a vengeance’ is a narc.

  • You Won't Be Alone

    You Won't Be Alone

    ★★★½

    witch asmr.

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    ★★★★½

    what a shame i’ve missed out on almost 20 years of this ruining my day.

  • The Taste of Things

    The Taste of Things

    ★★★★

    resplendent. like top chef made for mubi. fell in love with this right away. tran anh hung filmed those cooking scenes like michael mann filmed the downtown l.a. shootout in heat. the courting of binoche was just as lovely as watching binoche and company appreciating the food. and the food- jesus. made the burger and fries i had right before the movie seem like i picked it out of the trash.

    beautiful ending.

  • Pale Flower

    Pale Flower

    ★★★★½

    i had no clue what was going on in the gambling scenes, but i wanted to be there so bad.

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    my life would feel at least 10x more important if it were scored by ry cooder’s slide guitar and lived inside of robby müller’s reds, greens and blues.

    can redemption be earned or only offered by the redeemer? either way, grace has to come with guilt or else you could go on punishing yourself forever. maybe some people should.

  • Black Narcissus

    Black Narcissus

    ★★★★★

    i think we need to clockwork orange bob iger and make him watch a marathon of powell and pressburger movies to prove movies don’t have to look like wicked etc.