Grant Hodges has written 7 reviews for films during 2019.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    You know at the end of VeggieTales how they’d walk over to QWERTY and it’d tell you the lesson you were supposed to learn from what you just watched? I need that for this.

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★

    I legitimately don’t understand why people like this movie so much. Like seriously, someone explain it to me please.

  • Blinded by the Light

    Blinded by the Light

    ★★★

    An incredibly cliche and by the numbers coming-of-age film. But damn if it isn’t worth watching for that first scene when he’s up against the wall and blasting “The Promised Land”.

    5/10 Springsteens

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★

    Velvet Buzzsaw is the most interesting movie I’ve seen in a long time. And ironically, it’s not for what it does right but for what it does oh so very wrong. Half of it’s a brilliantly satirical view of the world of art and criticism. The other is a laughably bad, jump scares and all, failure of a horror movie. It’s a 10/10 movie (with great performances, directing, costuming, etc) with a 3/10 script and it is FASCINATING.

    It’s not good. It’s not even passable. But it also demands to be watched. And I think I love it?

  • Left Behind

    Left Behind

    WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★

    In a few words, Rocketman is a mixed bag. Its Broadway musical style numbers (using songs from Elton John’s discography to drive the plot) are something fresh in the world of biopics, as is its use of a more heightened reality. But unfortunately, these things don’t always work in its favor.

    The movie gets off to a truly rough start, with the first act focusing mostly on a child Elton John (the youngest actor who just isn’t strong enough for…

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★

    Was Moonlight an accident?