• Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels


    Sorry. I feel like a bad Asian and bad film lover by not being enthused by this Wong Kar-wai picture. On the bright side, it's the only film of his I don't like. It all looks terrific, no surprise with his stylized filmmaking. Unfortunately, the story and people inhabiting it had me pretty disinterested.

  • Hello Ladies: The Movie

    Hello Ladies: The Movie


    Stephen Merchant's "Hello ladies" with that smile and those big eyes would be a real life jump scare.

    Recently finished watching the show and now having seen the movie, it's nice that Merchant and company got to wrap things up. Some elements I enjoyed in the show certainly carried over, such as the performances and the awkward comedy. That "intercourse sexually" scene was certainly a highlight. Merchant's character, Stuart, can come off as unlikeable throughout the show, but I liked…

  • Fool's Paradise

    Fool's Paradise


    I enjoy Charlie Day and I wanted to like this, but this directorial debut of his was all kinds of rough. It looks presentable and sports a pretty great cast, a shame it's all in service of a story that just doesn't come together. The satirical targets are an absolute smorgasbord and a majority of the comedy fell flat for me. I don't think I even laughed once. The movie's got this wacky tone that really should be fun, but…

  • The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

    The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes


    You just know Snow had endless nightmare flashbacks once Katniss came onto the scene. 

    First Hunger Games movie I’ve seen at the cinema and I really liked it. The production values are high and it was interesting to see Panem, the Capitol and the games itself at an earlier time.

    The story of a young Coriolanus Snow really compelled me as we see events that would lead him to become pure evil in the future. Like the previous movies, it’s…

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2


    *three finger salute*

    Thankfully it's the better movie of the franchise's two part conclusion. It really does shift into a full on war film as the action ramps up. I feel that it was better paced compared to Part 1 as well. Jennifer Lawrence delivers a great final performance as Katniss, she really nailed it across the four movies. What a journey, what a character and what a hero Katniss was. I've got to note Donald Sutherland as well, because…

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1


    While not as intense, urgent or iconic as Catching Fire, Part 1 of Mockingjay does still have its share of goosebumps inducing moments. Namely Katniss singing The Hanging Tree followed by the rebels doing the same as they attack the Capitol's dam. Catching Fire was such a high, this installment doesn't reach that as it goes for a more somber tone that I thought mostly works. May not be as exciting but I hope it'll get there again. This also…

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


    So many instances where I wanted to kick a character in the nuts, namely President Snow and that goddamn Nazi "Peacekeeper."

    Oh my god, this was phenomenal. Absolutely loved it. It's better than the first movie in every regard, stepping up in every department. This sequel does an excellent job of continuing to explore the unfair world of Panem and weaponizing the growing attachment to characters by constantly putting them through moments that made my blood boil. I didn't think…

  • Leo



    One of the best things Adam Sandler has done.

    Whether it's phoning it in or putting on a stupid voice, I've probably given Sandler flak for it, but this year he's put out two of the most enjoyable movies I've seen from him. You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah and this, Leo. It doesn't look like the majority of Letterboxd agrees but whatever. This was fun, had emotion and it surprised me how much I enjoyed it.…

  • Dashing Through the Snow

    Dashing Through the Snow


    There's a line where Teyonah Parris says peppermintinis, but I misheard and thought she said peppermint titties. Had to rewind because that was the only fun part.

    A really lackluster and lame attempt at a Christmas movie. Much of it felt phoned in and it failed to really put me in the holiday spirit. There's a corrupt congressman storyline that's worked in to no avail as it falls flat.

    There's a reindeer action scene and their entrance music is the Rocky theme. At least that was eye opening.

  • Rustin



    Much like George C. Wolfe's last movie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, this will mostly be remembered and lauded for the performances. In that movie, you can argue that a handful of performances were the main highlight. With Rustin, Colman Domingo's portrayal is not the highlight, but really the only one. Domingo's performance is passionate and gives the movie life, without it, I think it'd be better off as a documentary. Its smoothly paced but not much about the craft stands…

  • Next Goal Wins

    Next Goal Wins


    Happy to see that The Killer gave up his job of being a hit man and started coaching soccer. Happiness is possible, guys. 

    I wasn’t familiar with the true events it’s based on, so I went in hopes of learning more about this American Samoa team. Also because of Taika Waititi and some laughs would be swell. It’s no Jojo Rabbit, but Waititi presents an enjoyable, lightly satisfying and harmless sports comedy. I found the team really endearing and it…

  • Thanksgiving



    Want to know who is behind that mask? Pay attention to how they season the food. Among other things. 

    I just know Eli Roth had the most fun making this campy throwback slasher. From a mock trailer to now being an actual movie that’s good is quite the journey. While some of the characters are literal walking stereotypes, it’s the kills and thrills that made this a really fun experience for me. The kills are over-the-top and can range from…