• A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★★★

    8/10

    What could have just been a straight forward biopic is quite the opposite because Marielle Heller delivers a certain visual flare to the film that makes it interesting, along with certain storytelling decisions, it all makes for a memorable experience. While having its own style, the film doesn’t forget that at its core it’s a film about compassion and empathy. I don’t know what is left to say about Tom Hanks as an actor. I just always enjoy when…

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    2/10

    My family put it to a vote to see this or Encanto

    Democracy was a mistake.

    At The Theaters 
    2021 Ranked

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★

    6/10

    Edgar Wright is such a talented filmmaker that has made some of my favorite films of all time. So it’s really heartbreaking that this was such a disappointment. Granted, 3 stars isn’t exactly a terrible rating but this could have been so much better than it was. This was one of my most anticipated films of the year just because of Wright’s name alone, honestly. There is some good to this film, it looks amazing, especially in a theater…

  • Fatman

    Fatman

    ★½

    3/10

    This ruined Christmas for me.

    2020 Ranked

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    8/10

    No denying that this is a Wes Anderson film. His style is all over this film to a fault at times but honestly I’d rather a movie have too much style than no style at all, like a lot of other films I’ve seen this year. The asymmetrical shots in the 1:37 aspect ratio is just so satisfying to watch. However, a lot of information is thrown at you as well, to the point where I was getting lost…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★

    8/10

    This film is so visually stunning, that even if not engaged by the story, you’ll be immersed by every frame in this film. However, you will be engaged by the story because the performances by the two main leads sell it so well. This is a very minimalistic film in terms of plot and dialogue but so much is going on in moments that seem to be uneventful. Such a good human story about love and loss and all…

  • The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    ★★★½

    7/10

    The length really kills this movie. So many scenes just feel so drawn out, longer than they have to be and self-indulgent honestly; the best thing this could have used is a good ol’ trimming. The film looks great though and is clearly borrowing its style from many other films but it’s a good style to steal. It has a stacked cast as well which also made this enjoyable. Jonathan Majors is such a good leading man with charisma,…

  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York

    ★★★½

    7/10

    For being a near three hour period piece, it is pretty entertaining. Not as good as some other films from Scorsese’s list but it’s hard to compete with those. Daniel Day Lewis is just magnetic in every scene he’s in and pumps so much energy into this film. Leonardo DiCaprio is pretty solid as the lead, a very familiar protagonist though with very familiar motives that have been seen before. Cameron Diaz is just an unfortunate character. It starts…

  • Submarine

    Submarine

    ★★★★

    8/10

    A very quirky and offbeat coming of age comedy that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s directed so well, it just feels that every shot in this has a purpose. Very similar to Wes Anderson’s style, if looking for a comparison. The comedic timing by Craig Roberts carries so many scenes. Maybe the narrative feels just a little choppy with the focus bouncing back and forth between the parents and the girlfriend and the pacing really dies down, specifically towards the end. However, there is so much humor, heart and Alex Turner in this, that it’s hard not to just enjoy it. Overall I recommend this one.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★

    6/10

    Extremely messy and overlong but has interesting ideas that pop up here and there in the usual formula. There’s just too many characters to introduce honestly, ten on the poster and they all have to be introduced in one movie while also having a plot and having to set up the next 20 movies in the franchise, this film was doomed from the start. With so many characters, some are much more fleshed out than others. I really liked…

  • A Rainy Day in New York

    A Rainy Day in New York

    2/10

    I never knew that clock in Central Park actually had those animal statues that spin around it. I thought that was something made up for the film Madagascar

    And that’s the most insight that I gained from this film, which was just too boring and cliche for me to enjoy. You’ve got all these young good actors in the film but the issue is they are saying dialogue that is written by a 90 year old man. The older…