• Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★½

    This film was an experience that I absolutely loved. It’s dumb and satirical in all the right ways that Verhoeven can do so well. It’s basically Verhoeven’s own version of The Devils

    For me, the two hours flew by and by the final act I wasn’t even ready for it to end. I found it to be incredibly entertaining. Benedetta worked so well for me and is definitely one of my personal favs of the year.

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    Highly enjoyable! (albeit too long and kind of a mess)

  • The Humans

    The Humans

    ★★★★

    Very much loved this. I’m seeing plenty of reviews saying they weren’t the most engaged by it, but I was very much on the opposite side of that and was captivated the entire time.

    The film’s atmosphere, the sound design, and the performances make this film worth the watch alone.


    Also the final shot is so goood.

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ½

    This was one of the worst movies I’ve seen all year.

  • Alone

    Alone

    ★★★½

    I was surprised at how great I thought this was. It did a really good job of creating suspense, while also subverting plenty of genre conventions, to make for a really entertaining watch. It doesn’t completely reinvent this type of film, but it’s definitely one of the better ones recently. I recommend it for sure.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★½

    Just let this franchise rest in peace, please

  • Pieces of April

    Pieces of April

    ★★★★

    This is how you do a low-budget dramedy. Despite the incredibly simple concept, this film is full of genuine emotions and humor and I loved every second of it.

  • Identity

    Identity

    ★★★

    I rented the DVD a decade ago from Netflix back when that was a thing, and all I remember is that I accidentally spoiled the ending for myself by putting in the wrong side of the DVD?

    My memory is probably wrong because I did a 30-second Google search and don’t even see a double sided DVD for this movie, but that’s what I thought happened.

    Whatever happened, I saw the ending first and then didn’t end up watching the movie because I was mad it was spoiled.

    But I decided to watch it now. It’s a fun movie.

  • The Beta Test

    The Beta Test

    ★★½

    I was so excited for this! 

    I was very disappointed, though. I spent approximately 0 hours and 0 minutes and 0 seconds liking the main character or enjoying his screen time. I know he’s not supposed to be the most likable…but it just didn’t work for me if I didn’t care what would happen to the main character. And if I didn’t care what would happen to him, I found it hard to stay engaged and care about the rest…

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    I put together the large standee for this film because the woman who was sent by Paramount to assemble it didn’t know how. The woman also tried to argue with me that Clifford doesn’t have an L in it.  She really said “no, it’s spelled c-i-f-f-o-r-d” and I was just sitting there like 😐😐😐

    I don’t have any thoughts on this movie itself.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★½

    I went into this movie expecting to have to defend Chloé Zhao’s creative vision to all the naysayers…but nah this really sucked.

    So incredibly strange to see a director go from one of the most grounded and gorgeously photographed films of the previous year to this jumbled, convoluted mess of a film.

    I did not like this.

    It’s bad.

    This sh*t made me feel like I was watching something on The CW.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★

    I really loved it, and Kristen Stewart is amazing. It was such a joy to watch her character on screen.

    I was slightly tired cause I saw this immediately after working a morning shift, so I’m hoping on my next viewing I’ll feel more awake and really get to appreciate the film even more.