• Past Lives

    Past Lives


    An incredibly moving depiction of those intangible forces that pull us together, but sometimes rip us apart. Powerfully acted by all, but even more impressive is Song’s disciplined direction— which allows us to absorb every heart-aching moment. There’s patience, even in the moments where we so desperately want answers. 

    The extraordinary thing about Celine Song’s Past Lives is how it’s able to pose so many questions, but none that have any definitive answers. Should they be together? Should they not?…

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    Staggering. Unquestionably one of the greatest animated films we’ll witness in the 21st century. (Until maybe Beyond the Spider-Verse)

    There’s been so much sequel syndrome in the last decade, especially in the sphere of superhero movies, but Across the Spider-Verse succeeds not because it throws in hundreds of Easter eggs to appease its audience— but because it continues to care more about the story, the characters, and the world(s) they occupy. The love is in the details. Every frame and every pixel.…

  • Book Club: The Next Chapter

    Book Club: The Next Chapter


    Going to make it a point revisit this and 80 For Brady in my golden years to see if my rating changes. 

    My hypothesis is that it will.

  • Fast X

    Fast X


    It looks like Jason Mamoa was having a lot of fun and I was having fun with him.

  • The Boogeyman

    The Boogeyman


    Can’t blame Rob Savage for securing the bag, but The Boogeyman is your typical studio horror movie that never attempts to do anything remotely risky or even interesting. Is it a bad thing they instead choose to make a safe (but solid) horror movie? Not necessarily. It has some good jump scares (this is why you don’t watch trailers folks) and I was big fan of the creature design, but when the credits begin to roll, you can’t help but feel like so much potential existed before it was mangled by the suits. Will be interesting to see what Savage does next.

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


    Vol 2 truthers— I see you, I hear you, I understand you…but it’s still my least favorite of the three. Although it does have the best Drax jokes so maybe it’s not my least favorite? Idk, they’re all good. 

    Podcast: House of MCU- GotG Vol 2

  • BlackBerry



    I hope they make a biopic on the Motorola RAZR next

  • Christopher Robin

    Christopher Robin


    Keep north, Christopher Robin.

    Hit way harder this time around.

  • Lady and the Tramp

    Lady and the Tramp


    As a dog lover, I didn’t hate this. As a movie lover, I did hate this.

  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid


    It’s almost as if adding to the original story to give characters more depth or make relationships more believable could result in a serviceable remake! Shocking! I suppose it helps that Halle Bailey is a superstar in the making, but aside from her obviously brilliant performance, everyone here is surprisingly good. King, McCarthy, Diggs— all stellar. Javier’s 
    a little goofy though.

    Most of the new songs in these remakes have been horrid, The Little Mermaid continues that trend with a song…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange


    My biggest issue with Doctor Strange is that you land a director like Derrickson (who apparently relentlessly pursued Disney for the job) but it still feels like a drab studio project. Save one scene (the hands growing on fingers), nothing about this screams “Derrickson”, a director who has more than proven himself on the horror front. Hell, even Branagh brought some flair to Thor (2011). When it should lean into to the trippy world of parallel dimensions, it instead opts to be a…