• Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Everything Everywhere All At Once was playing at my local theater again so I took the opportunity to watch this masterpiece of a film again in the theater. 

    It’s still that good and probably one of my favorite movie experiences ever. Manifesting an EEAAO sweep at the Oscar’s! 

    And it’s my personal pick for best picture!

    10/10

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★

    What I got from this film is that they are both bad at pinball. But the real question is, can anyone be good at pinball? Or is it luck? I’m sure there is some strategy, right? But clearly Jesse and Celine do not know said strategy. Or it could be because they were having another meaningful conversation with good and natural dialogue that they weren’t focusing on the pinball game.

    That’s my review. Weird, right?

    8.5/10

  • Missing

    Missing

    ★★★★

    Don’t worry Javi, I would give you 5 stars.

    Missing is a thrilling experience from start to finish. Much like Searching, it’s filmed on all things laptops, phones, cameras, etc… Storm Reid is delightful in the lead role and is able to carry the film. 

    The editing is so very cool and the story is quite engaging actually. I originally wasn’t gonna see this in theaters because of the terrible marketing, but I went and was very surprised. The amount…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★★

    “Just let me eat my fucking banana”- Danny Meyerowitz 

    As I watch more of Noah Baumbach’s filmography, it’s becoming clear to me that he is definitely one of the better screenwriters in Hollywood. His scripts are always the standouts for me in his films.

    The Meyerowitz Stories is a film about a quirky family that comes together. The script allows the actors to have a lot of charm and chemistry. Adam Sandler, Elizabeth Marvel, Ben Stiller, and Emma Thompson are…

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    “Hello, when did Puss in Boots start?”- Frances

    Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig wrote a character so relatable that it just boggles my mind. Frances is the kind of person that goes through this time in her life and just lives it. She’s faced with setbacks but portrays that optimistic hopeful nature that we all have inside. This film spoke to me simply because of Frances. She’s such a normal person with normal circumstances. Her quirkiness and the way she handles situations in her life just feel so natural. 

    I cannot praise Greta Gerwig enough for bringing this character to life. She nails it. 

    9.5/10

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    A very dialogue driven film that excels in that area with many themes that sit with you. Ethan Hawke is still one of the best working actors today and this film just further proves that. 

    It’s a film that progresses in a unique way. The further and deeper you go into the runtime, the more unsettling it gets. It’s as if we as the viewer are also Ethan Hawkes character. In the beginning there really was no score at all,…

  • Allegiant

    Allegiant

    ★½

    “What the hell is going on here”- Four
    I’m with ya man, I don’t really know either. 

    My favorite part of this film is how every actor in this does not want to be in this no more :)

    Kate Winslet was the villain in the first two and she brought a sense of watchability to the films. But now she is not in this one so I am sad.

    I know these are based off books but these films…

  • Plane

    Plane

    ★★½

    You’re telling me, that there was a runway not even 50 miles from the island they crashed on. Bullshit.

    Anyway, this is a Gerard Butler action movie. It has Gerard Butler in it. And guns. And fighting. And bad dialogue. But hey, it’s a Gerard Butler action movie!!

    I’m sorry but having that runway right there pisses me off because they could’ve landed there in the first place but oh well. 

    Also I wish I was as good as that sniper guy in video games. I would be unstoppable.

    5/10

  • Insurgent

    Insurgent

    ★★½

    Tris 2 minutes into this film: cuts hair to signify “change” cliche
    Me: Fuck you, movie!

    I wonder how much Kate Winslet was paid for this. She knows damn well that her dialogue is so trash but I’m sure the paycheck wasn’t😭 And yet somehow she still remains the best part of these films.

    This movie is stupid. The writing is so atrocious that it made me laugh out loud at least 20 times. But hey, I’d rather it be…

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★★

    Yes, I saw it again. It’s still incredible.

    This time around I paid more attention to Brad Pitt’s Jack Conrad, and wow, it’s just such a sad but interesting character. I love how complex he is. I think this is Brad Pitt’s best performance, his mannerisms and subtle acting of a struggling internally character are done perfectly.

    The score still rocks (I’ve had it on repeat). The direction of this film is stellar and I love it. That’s it. I…

  • M3GAN

    M3GAN

    ★★★

    Five Nights at Freddy’s gone even more wrong.

    This is fun to a degree. It leans into its silliness pretty well and is mildly entertaining. Still would’ve loved an R rating and a tighter script. 

    And I’m sorry but David the manager guy is some of the worst acting I’ve seen. He was just so cringey and it just was not it.

    And are therapists that just observe kids and parents when in a new household a real thing? Like oh…

  • The Pale Blue Eye

    The Pale Blue Eye

    ★★½

    Christian Bale had such a bad 2022  from being in thor, then Amsterdam and now this. 

    There isn’t too much I found all that interesting about this. Christian Bale always puts in the work but is set back by a very mediocre screenplay. Harry Melling Was actually really good in my opinion.

    It’s a slow paced film that didn’t really interest me, and without the twist it would’ve been worse. It’s pretty boring. 

    5/10