• Black Adam

    Black Adam

    Quite possibly the worst movie I’ve seen this year.

  • Confess, Fletch

    Confess, Fletch

    ★★★

    Wish more movies like this would get an exclusive theatrical release.

  • The King's Man

    The King's Man

    ★★

    Dense, confounding, tonally all over the place. You can really feel the sheer volume of WWI history packed into this movie’s 2 hour plus runtime, and boy does it weigh EVERYTHING down. One of my stars goes to Rasputin, who stole the show and whose fight scene is pretty spectacular. The other goes to all of the craft people involved with making what is an extremely stylish, yet deeply flawed film.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    I’m a huge fan of the original film. The Spielberg update surpasses it in a few key ways ways.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★½

    What a weird day to watch tick, tick…BOOM! 

    This film deeply affected me for numerous reasons. But to watch it on the day that Stephen Sondheim died and not knowing that he features so prominently in story of Johnathan Larson made the whole thing that much more bittersweet. 

    Andrew Garfield is at his absolute best. Lin Manuel Miranda deftly brings Steven Levenson’s gut-punch of a screenplay to life.

    I’ll admit, some of my reasons for love this film are very personal. But being completely surprised by a story in which you can see a vibrant and loving reflection of yourself is profoundly moving.

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★★★★

    Chicago is definitely on the shortlist of my most watched films of all time. That said, I probably haven’t watched it in full and at least eight years. 

    Guys, this movie SLAPS. I can pretty much quote the entire two hour runtime. Every lyric of every song. I AM ON BOARD. Do yourselves a favor and eat an edible and just turn this movie on.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

    The script was not entirely surprising, but I got tangled in Sandy & Eloise's emotional web. Wright's assured and kinetic direction, in tandem with some stunning period production design and costuming, make for a vibrant and fun (and not really scary) Saturday night watch.

  • Starman

    Starman

    ★★★★

    Karen Allen is a god damned national treasure, Jeff Bridges is eerie and beautiful, John Carpenter's direction is unsentimental, and I am left a bit heartbroken. This one surprised me more than anything. The Thing may be his greatest film, but Starman might just be one of my favorites.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Dune is both beautiful and oppressive.

  • Reminiscence

    Reminiscence

    A tedious retread of every tech-noir trope we’ve seen done and done again a thousand times. It’s a somewhat interesting concept marred by an uninteresting story, cheap production design, and soulless characters.

  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

    Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

    Solid martial arts choreography. That’s about it.

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★

    Marvel’s spy-thriller only works, in large part, because of Florence Pugh and David Harbour. The family dynamic at play here is fun. The explosions are fake as fuck. Can’t win ‘em all.