• Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★

    Guillermo del Toro's films and I isn't exactly what one would describe as a story of fiery passion. I respect him, the guy knows how to make visually intriguing movies and get great performances from his actors. As a storyteller though, I must admit that I'm hardly ever on his wavelength.

    On paper Nightmare Alley has everything going for it. Noir? Count me in! That cast? You betcha! Unusual setting? Yes, please! R-rating? Now we're talking! Unfortunately Nightmare Alley is…

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★★

    M:I as a franchise evolved in a similar fashion as the Fast & Furious series. The first films were well-received (unlike their direct sequels), made good money and most noticably are quite different compared to the later entries.

    Mission: Impossible first and foremost is a spy thriller. The only major action set piece is the finale on the train, an idea Cruise himself came up with. Even back then the lunatic did most of his own stunts. Though it doesn't hold…

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★

    Watched on Moobi.

    I'll see myself out.

  • Old

    Old

    ★★

    There are dumb movies and there are dumb movies. Old is the latter.

    Also people have been murdered for less than writing dialogue this piss-poor.

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★★★

    The key to enjoying Transformers: The Last Knight is to wholeheartedly embrace how fucking preposterous the whole thing is.

    That it's the fifth movie of a franchise about alien robots from Outer space hiding on planet Earth, is somehow the least outrageous part of The Last Knight. It also rewrites Arthurian Legend, makes a detour to Nazi Germany (apparently Hitler was killed by a Transformer disguising itself as a watch - unfortunately off-screen, though), pays homage to James Cameron's underwater…

  • The King's Man

    The King's Man

    ★★★

    Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise hit eight years ago and is one of my favourite action movies. The Golden Circle had a rather lukewarm reception (not by me though, I like it), but was a financial success nonetheless. So when it was announced that the next movie wouldn't be a continuation of the story, but a prequel set so far in the past that it wouldn't feature any of the established characters, I was puzzled. Why would they…

  • The 355

    The 355

    ★★★½

    The 355 is a decent spy action thriller that is carried by its leading ladies. I don't know what people expect from a film like this, but I'm under the impression too many are setting themselves up for disappointment by expecting some Mission: Impossible level stuff.

    The script could've used another draft to smooth out a few clunky moments and polish the dialogue, other than that I don't have a serious issue with the movie. I don't mind that it…

  • Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

    Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

    ★★½

    Killing the pregnant wife
    Character motivation
    Like it's 1985

  • Clerks II

    Clerks II

    ★★★★★

    "That's bestiality, Randal!" - "At its finest, I hope."

    Closing out the fucking shit show that was 2021 with one of my all-time favorite comedies was the right choice.

    What Clerks II might be lacking in historical significance compared to the first film, it makes up for in being utterly heartwarming. Of course if you can't or are not willing to look past the fuckload of crude banter that the film throws at you (not all of which has stood…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

    You know you're watching the MCU when the Letterboxd backdrop has better colors than the actual movie.

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★½

    Watching Maggie Gyllenhaal's The Lost Daughter was a profoundly discomforting experience.

    I've never seen such an unflinching depiction of motherhood. In film its usually romanticized and even the few that don't (Tully, We Need to Talk About Kevin come to mind), didn't affect me noticeably. So why did this one?

    I grew up with a mother who wasn't mentally equipped in the best possible way to raise kids. She loved my sister and me, and I doubt she ever regretted…

  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★★★

    Allison Janney insulting people is my favorite genre.