• Old Joy

    Old Joy

    ★★★★

    Kelly Reichardt really knows how to make meditative and overall thoughtful works. Reminds me that I really need to see more of her films.

    I’m happy Lucy the Dog appears in this film as well!

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★½

    So, I haven’t been watching movies as much lately (I’ve mainly been playing 13 Sentinels during this time), so I thought it’d be nice to get back to watching some again.

    While this film is an apt look at adulthood, it’s also an examination on how people simply drift apart as they get older. There’s just something incredibly poignant on how Baumbach and Gerwig handle these themes, mainly through their screenplay, and I can only imagine this film resonating with me more as I get older.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    Didn’t really know if I enjoyed this initially, but after leaving the theatre I realized I really did love this film!

    Haim and Hoffman’s performances really stand out, and I really look forward to seeing what the future holds for them. The screenplay is also very well written, and there are things like dialogue that really flow quite well here. 

    You can tell that everyone really gave it their all to make this film the best it could be!

    Sidenote: I was not expecting to see a Ray Chase cameo!

  • Lake Mungo

    Lake Mungo

    ★★★★

    An incredibly eerie and haunting horror film which also acts as an examination of grief.

  • Tokyo Godfathers

    Tokyo Godfathers

    ★★★★

    An overall heartwarming and surprising film narratively. 

    From the story to the very endearing cast of characters, every element of this film is meant to immerse the audience in what is surely an unconventional journey (which, ironically enough takes place in one of Kon’s most conventional works).

    I look forward to revisiting this every Christmas when I can.

  • Treevenge

    Treevenge

    ★★★★

    I’m so happy that I’ve made watching this short every December a tradition.

    Much like how I namedropped The Eco Club last year, this year I shall namedrop my current D&D character Dovar. He would love this short.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

    I was definitely a little skeptical before watching this, but honestly I ended up walking away from it really enjoying what it had to offer. It’s a very spoiler-sensitive movie, so I won’t go into too much detail here.

    There were plenty of points where I was incredibly hyped and I was happy to see that the rest of the audience were pumped as well for this. Many fan-service-y scenes feel earned in a way, and they’re done in a…

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★½

    Kind of disjointed in terms of its structure, but this film is so damn entertaining! The emo Peter Parker scenes still get a laugh out of me

  • Hell House LLC

    Hell House LLC

    ★★★½

    I think the combination of the setting and the overall concept helps create a pretty creepy atmosphere. I was quite unnerved for a good chunk of this.

    As others have said, the ending does not stick the landing at all. It kinda feels like something that belongs in a completely different movie.

  • The Grinch

    The Grinch

    ★★½

    That Brockhampton needle drop absolutely destroyed me.

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    Been trying to write something- anything about this film for close to two days, but I’m still at a loss for words.

    This film has had its grip on me these past few days. I’ve thought a lot about the characters, their motivations, as well as how the film itself plays around with ambiguity to its advantage.

    A fantastic film which I honestly feel like revisiting at some point in the future.

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★½

    It’s incredible to see what Mann accomplished with this film, especially since this was his first feature.

    While Thief is a very tense crime thriller, it also works well as a drama. I think I ended up enjoying the conversation scenes a lot more than I thought I would (especially the coffee shop scene and the prison visitation scene).

    Caan is fantastic here as well. He does have a penchant for playing hot-headed individuals, and this film is no different, but…