• Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    Joseph Kosinski really made two brilliant legacy sequels that respect the originals, while being better than the formers. You absolute mad lad.

    Maverick is a fantastic, old-school thrill ride that manages to entertain with gorgeous, intense aerial sequences, humour and a sincere amount of heart. Cruise is superb, as is Kilmer and the rest of the cast. I love the practical stuntwork, god bless Cruise for risking his life for our entertainment as always, lol. Likely to be the best summer blockbuster of the year, my goodness!

    Yes, the film plays Highway to the Danger Zone. What an awesome 80's song!

  • Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

    I haven't seen the other .5's, but 4.5 is just as fun and gross as Forever! Pretty insightful stuff about the process of filming during COVID, and the old crew still being themselves doing dangerous stunts, and disgusting bits, lol.

    Nothing more cinematic than Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, and Rachel Wolfson dancing to Party Boy Theme, with a bunch of naked old men!

  • Good Mourning

    Good Mourning

    Do you know when a patient flatlines at a hospital, signaling their unfortunate demise and lack of life, aka, beeps above flatlines?

    That's Good Mourning in a nutshell. You know we're in the deepest pits of hell, when I only got one chuckle from Pete Davidson, and none from anyone else, despite them being talented (AVRIL?! MEGAN?! DOVE?! WHITNEY?! TOM?!)

  • Memory

    Memory

    ★★

    Better than Blacklight, but that's saying that trash is better than garbage.

    Memory is one of the most movies to ever exist. It has a generic script, it was filmed, edited, scored, and coloured. It's....just there.

  • Dual

    Dual

    ★★★½

    Cool premise with comedic situations, a killer score, and a capable cast. The ending is a bit middling, but Dual is otherwise an interesting watch.

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★½

    Totally unfamiliar with the show (heard of it), but The Lonely Island crew taking a clever, self-aware approach for their take, while respecting the original, is a success. The amount of cameos and Easter eggs...HOW THE FUCK DID DISNEY ACQUIRE THE RIGHTS?! In fact, while this is a kids' movie, the adults will definitely get more of the vibe, with its humour and references!

  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    RRR really said fuck the British colonizers, and I'm here for it!

    A three-hour Telugu blast of epic proportions and slo-mo, gleeful over-the-top action, stunning cinematography, and a beautiful bromance covering the main story, as they fight for their freedom and country! I really don't have much to say, other than go check it out!

  • Fire

    Fire

    ★★★★

    Deepa Mehta, you are a strong and bold filmmaker. I don't even want to imagine the controversies you went through for making this movie.

    Yes, Fire is ballsy and taboo-breaking, as it depicts a lesbian relationship. The first film to ever do so in Bollywood, and it's a damn sweet time. We love to see women stand up for themselves, crushing the patriarchy, and having satisfactory needs. Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das are fantastic together, and the score is lovely.…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    The first scene is absolutely gorgeous on Blu-ray (no, I'm not just talking about Scar-Jo's nudity, lol).

    Vastly unsettling (Levi's score didn't help, lol), seductive, and mysterious, Glazer's Under The Skin is a slow burner (draggy at times) of a 'alien'-out-of-water flick. Johansson's performance is captivatingly sensual, intriguing, full of layers and subtlety in two parts.

  • Hatching

    Hatching

    ★★★½

    Yeah, Hatching can join Lamb and You Won't Be Alone as another intriguing, yet disturbing foreign horror, where certain themes play a major role. In this case, overcontrol and having the 'perfect' lifestyle/family takes over.

    Good practical effects, direction, and performances (especially from the lead girl).

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    The Daniels' weirdness turns into hilarity, innovative multiverse storytelling, incredible VFX, kinetic editing, and a whole lot of gut-punching emotions. Every frame in this movie is beautifully stupendous, that every time they raise the bar, whether with fight sequences, or different settings, my mind is officially blown. Generational trauma fucking blows, and it's up to the person to either not let it interfere towards others, or to let it interfere.

    Yeoh not only gives a career best performance, but the…

  • On the Count of Three

    On the Count of Three

    ★★★★

    Weighty and darkly humourous, On the Count of Three goes through serious topics of suicide, depression, racism, and worthlessness in a tight 76 minutes (without credits).

    Carmichael and Abbott are excellent together, with the former playing the straight-laced character, while the latter shows a bit more energy, despite both of them being suicidal. The script manages to balance these comedic and dramatic tones rather well, and Carmichael's directional debut impresses. Loved the score, so consider me not surprised that Owen Pallett (the guy behind the brilliant score for Her, with Arcade Fire) worked on it.