I like movies
"Ain't life grand...?"
As much a love letter to cinema and Hollywood as a boot is a love letter to an ant.
An unfathomable rage is the beating heart of Babylon, a film that feels a total antithesis to Chazelle's previous work. Where La La Land understands the harsh reality of life in the City of Stars, yet still glamorizes and yearns for it, Babylon wants the whole place in cinders.
A disgusting, nightmarish dreamscape fills every frame in Chazelle's…
The Green Knight 2021
"Remember - it is only a game."
Dear Every Other Movie of 2021,
I write this to you to inform you that a new bar has set for quality in films released this year. This bar is unlikely to be exceeded. I inform you of this so that you may temper your expectations when the end of year lists come round, for there is one that is more than likely to wear that golden crown.
The film in question is…
Game Night 2018
Finally gave this one another go, and very glad I did! Super inventive and funny comedy - makes a ton of sense these guys would go onto make the D&D movie!
Jesse Plemons is so underrated, just in general, but especially as a comedic actor
Scream VI 2023
"Who gives a fuck about movies?!"
Even better than Scream 5, honestly
So fascinated by this new generation of Scream movies, in the ways it frames the present via the lense of the past - specifically through the movies of the past. Through its meta, ever-continuing nature, this franchise becomes the clearest self-reflection of itself and much of the culture at large. The modern American life, by way of 90s slasher flicks
Middleditch & Schwartz 2020
"Don't you wanna be like your old man?"
"No, I heard you got fucked by a gazelle!"
Full on tearing up I laughed so hard during all of this
EDIT: Since this is, for some reason, my most popular review, I'll use it to inform everyone that Middleditch is a total creep and you should not support him! That includes streaming this on Netflix.
Grounded: Making The Last of Us 2013
(The doc is pretty good, but I'm here to talk about The Last of Us Part II - Spoiler Free.)
Naughty Dog have made the most important pieces of media to myself ever. Uncharted features my favorite fictional character in Nathan Drake, and The Last of Us changed my life. It was one of the fundamental pieces in me wanting to tell stories for a living. I may prefer film to video games as a medium, but those two stories…