• A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    This really is great, isn’t it? Cooper looking like a leather hand bag with a hall of fame drunk performance. Sam Elliot strutting around with the head tilt. Diceman! so restrained! And of course, Gaga. the first Shallows performance remains an absolute showstopper.

    It somehow feels underrated now? I don’t usually like Matthew Libatique’s whole thing but it looks fantastic. great cable watch too, always funny to pull a “50th watch of Goodfellas” move & turn it off at the halfway, just…

  • Shotgun Wedding

    Shotgun Wedding

    If this was released in 2006 it would’ve made $65mil opening weekend, instead now I’m going to have to go around hat in hand for Jeff Bezos to get people to watch. Overall a funny & cute action rom com with a hysterical Jennifer Coolidge performance that includes her firing off a full sub machine gun clip in slo-mo.

    This is the exact type of movie hollywood used to crank out but stopped doing which is a real shame because this…

  • A Knight's Tale

    A Knight's Tale

    There are so many things I love about this movie:

    - It’s version of the middle ages is weirdly accurate because instead of cgi it’s just a shitty muddy set in prague

    - the hard cut to his smashed in face plate after the first joust win still makes me cackle

    - Alan Tudyk & Mark Addy are such an incredible duo. I would love a film series that’s just them as scheming, charming jackasses at random points in history


  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    The CGI in the large set pieces and Chris Evans are both atrocious. But the hand to hand combat and the very core idea of the whole movie - Ryan Gosling taking increasing damage while being a smarmy little bitch in a tracksuit - are good.

  • Interstellar


    “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That signifies nothing. For those of us who believe in physics, the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." - Albert Einstein in a letter to the widow of his dear friend & colleague Michele Besso following his death in 1955.

    An absolute masterpiece.

  • Lincoln


    This somehow feels almost underrated in Spielberg’s filmography but it is absolutely a towering achievement that seems to only get better over time. The passing of the Thirteenth Amendment is as stirring, exacting and exciting of a set piece as any that Spielberg has done prior. But if you were a middle aged character actor in 2012 and you didn’t manage to snag a small role as a member of the House of Representatives you needed to fire your agent.…

  • Elvis


    An absolutely punishingly long movie. I genuinely thought it was about to end, checked my watch and saw that there was still over an hour & 30 mins to go & almost crumpled to the floor like the King himself. 

    However, Austin Butler IS the real deal & the final performance of Unchained Melodies brought the house down. It’s nice to know that stock I bought after Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is going to pay out handsomely *cackles like satanic Fat Bastard Tom Hanks*

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    I had been watching stuff on TCM earlier in the day & when I turned my tv back on this was playing at the exact moment when Scorsese was getting in the back of the cab. Needless to say I finished the whole thing.

    I also need to pitch HBO Max on EASY ANDY: A Taxi Driver Story where the big IP crossover event happens in episode 4 when Easy Andy travels to Boston and links up with Jackie Brown from The Friends of Eddie Coyle. An absolutely terrifying cgi Peter Boyle would of course play a crucial role to the delight of the fans

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    I really enjoyed this on the big screen! Been fortunate to have seen all of Eggers movies in essentially empty theaters aka the perfect viewing experience. Was obviously a lot of fun to see how Eggers chooses to spend $100mil. The village raid is the obvious standout here, though I wish it hadn’t been the focal point of the marketing. But I’m happy for the generation of college kids who are going to watch “northman berserkers go bestmode village raid…

  • The Gambler

    The Gambler

    the movie is largely a chore until near the end when John Goodman comes out of nowhere looking like Baron Harkonnen & makes an absolute meal out of his five mins of screen time. Its not enough to recommend the full movie, but the scene itself is worth pulling up on youtube.

    This movie’s saving grace is that it understands that every member of organized crime is really just some guy who wants to talk at you while you’re forced to sit in silence and drink the most disgusting rum & coke you’ve ever had in your life

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    Still an absolute masterpiece. Much like The Matrix, it managed to tap into the public consciousness in such a perfect way that though it is very much a product of its time, it remains timeless. It was also an absolutely chilling realization that I’m now the age of Tina Fey’s character and not the high schoolers.

    Tim Meadows coming out of nowhere with the bat gets me every time.

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    I fell asleep about halfway through (not the movie’s fault, I was a sleepy guy) and while I was fairly entertained, no deaths had actually happened yet which was kinda funny. Finished it this morning and ended up somewhat admiring Branagh’s commitment garish spectacle. But the whole point of these movies is getting to bask in Poirot *in an extremely fast & monotone voice* shifting into detective mode, but we get maybe 10mins total of that here, which is unacceptable. Will be…