• Looper

    Looper

    ★★★

    needed more paul dano

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★½

    boooo 🍅🍅🍅

  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★½

    “You taste like curry.”

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★½

    adam driver ate lady gaga’s gucci

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★

    Despite some shining moments, namely in the first and second acts, Candyman finds itself in the category of films centered around social commentary that try too hard to make it palatable for mainstream audiences, and ends up beating you over the head with allegories and analogies.

    I understand trying to make a film unique, especially when it’s a remake and/or based off other source material, but the added elements to this film hurt it more than it helped. It felt confused an unfinished at times, and although there were some memorable visuals, I was left disappointed by the end.

  • Chaos Walking

    Chaos Walking

    ★★½

    IN THEATERS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★★½

    There’s absolutely no need for white people to speak for black people, and that’s all Malcolm & Marie is. Sam Levinson is so obviously using this film to release the frustrations he has with the critiques he’s received, i.e. being a man speaking on women’s issues with Assassination Nation, and now being white attempting to speak on black issues - which he has no place to be doing. He used Malcolm to complain about people’s desire for authenticity, but that is…

  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★★

    Pieces of a Woman takes on a subject so terrible and grim that it’s difficult to not feel a deep wrap all connection. The first 30 minutes, a one-take scene depicting the home birth that will propel the rest of film, are some of the most indescribably heartbreaking moments I’ve seen on screen. In this scene especially, but also throughout the rest of the film, Vanessa Kirby is beyond excellent. Although it does teeter off a little bit in the last third, the film as a whole is captivating and fresh, but most of all, necessary.

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

    “I don’t really wanna be like...um....a girl boss.”

  • Shirley

    Shirley

    ★★★½

    no one plays a deranged white woman better than elisabeth moss

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★★

    Exciting in a way chess has probably never been until now, The Queen’s Gambit not only ropes you in with a game that’s usually associated with skinny kids in glasses sitting around in a dimly lot classroom, but with an heartbreaking analysis on familial trauma and sexuality. Anya Taylor-Joy was consistently excellent, as she often proves to be, and carries the role with grace.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★½

    “I’m afraid it’s your day of reckoning.”

    I had a feeling Promising Young Woman would be good, but I wasn’t ready for how good it was. From the setup, to the slow reveal of information, to the comedic timing - everything was done so well. The entire second half was so daunting, but in the best way possible. I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to see it in theaters but more than grateful that I got to see before the year ended.