• The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    maybe they’re playing 4D chess but the marketing for this was so fucking awful that my expectations could not have been lower… which meant I ended up enjoying this much more than I anticipated? it’s so much sweeter and more competent than it looked like it was going to be!

    of course we don’t need any more live adaptations of animated films but if we are damned to this cycle then at least yeah give us someone with the star…

  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    so perfectly sincere and timeless, just like the original book—it never once downplays or cringes at the gravity of being a preteen girl, instead embracing all of the awkwardness and sweetness and weirdness of coming into your own. McAdams brings a new depth and warmth to Margaret’s mother, and it’s so refreshing the family unit never veers into melodrama. what makes Blume’s writing so special is that it’s always been about slice of life moments that feel universal.

    Abby Ryder Fortson is also so damn good in this!!! where did they find her!!

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    unfortunately i just had therapy today so now i’ll have to wait 2 weeks before i can unpack why some cgi animals made me cry so hard my mom told me i sounded sick on the phone 

    also everyone is so mean to mantis and for WHAT

  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    I don’t know if it was the experience of seeing this in a theater or what, but something really clicked last night! I enjoyed this much more than previous rewatches. I am also afraid of how feral I feel for Luke Skywalker. like. you’ll always be a star, best boy in all of space

  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid

    Tay Is Afraid I enjoyed this way more than I thought I was going to :O

    I almost didn’t see this—I saw the trailer and really wanted to… but then the reviews started inkling out. I don’t do well with violence and actually didn’t watch Midsommar because my brother warned me it might be too much for me—so I read the plot summary and really though oh, I should not see this lmao I will not like it

    but my boyfriend was weirdly…

  • BEEF


    i spent so much of my youth fearing being angry that by the time i started being an angry adult, it all felt wrong. like everything being raised catholic makes you feel guilty and shameful and scared about 

    not to say anger is always the answer—maybe it never is, or only rarely, or perhaps sometimes—but surely it’s a real response. it’s a real feeling. it’s gripping and embarrassing and powerful and addicting and frightening

    sure money dulls it. love can…

  • Suzume


    a really beautiful, sweeping attempt at capturing little slice of life moments while charging against huge Universal moments. while it ultimately isn’t as tight or emotionally focused as Your Name, Suzume is a lot funnier and absurd in a way that feels uniquely fitting to a world after COVID. which isn’t to say this movie is about the pandemic, but rather I think there’s been both a mental and artistic shift in response to such collective, relentless uncertainty. the every day…

  • Air


    public service announcement: after 26 years of adamant resistance, i’ve decided to finally become a sports girlie. i love basketball now

    or maybe i just love movies where people just talk to each other. adjacent to paper pushing movies, this is less paper, more verbal plays, but still so good. i do need someone to confirm for me if jason bateman was wearing a wig though

  • Godzilla vs. Mothra

    Godzilla vs. Mothra

    unfortunately very boring

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    holy shit this is bafflingly bad? like… legitimately a head scratcher in some instances regarding utterly lazy writing, horrible needle drops, and an abundance of unnecessary slow-mo sequences.

    Charlie Day and Seth Rogen stood out to me as the best performances. Jack Black and Anya Taylor-Joy were underwhelming (but they weren’t actually given all that much to work with, anyway). the absolute worst of the bunch though is Chris Pratt, who brings no life nor joy to this role, and…

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

    Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

    there’s approximately 2.5 good performances in this and let me tell you, those folks are CARRYING this movie on its back

    some genuinely fun moments that i wish turned into bigger fun sequences! but i’m on a big fantasy book kick right now so this satisfied a similar kind of itch

    chris pine is the best chris

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4

    I was so excited for my 2pm screening of Dungeons and Dragons that I did not critically question why we were sitting through 40 minutes of R-rated trailers

    dear reader, we were not in the right theater. this is not the first time I’ve even confused theater 16 for theater 13. but we missed at least the first half hour of D&D, so we decided to stay even though neither of us had seen any John Wick films before.

    and you know…