• The Childhood of a Leader

    The Childhood of a Leader

    ★★★½

    all about that score

  • Shame

    Shame

    ★★★★½

    Fassbender’s acting is on another level. The anger and desperation in his performance is both menacing and heartbreaking, and everyone else (especially Mulligan, whom I’m normally indifferent about) are incredible.

    And how about that getting-a-taste-at-the-bar scene? God damn.

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★½

    bottom-tier Sorkin, which is still pretty good, but definitely forgettable.

  • Another Evil

    Another Evil

    ★★★★

    everyone says The Cable Guy meets The Exorcist, which is fine, but I think Zero Charisma meets A Dark Song is much closer

  • Threads

    Threads

    ★★★★★

    the docudrama style increases the visceral tension and realism, making this just as rough as everyone says it is.


    relentlessly bleak and fucking horrifying.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★½

    rewatched in my apocalypse class. this may have finally reached 5 star status, but my quirky, cross-eyed professor who thought Book of Eli was a great movie felt the need to lol and shout out every memorable line 10 seconds before they happened and really fucked up the experience.

    gonna shorten the fuse on the rewatch timer and fully appreciate this again soon.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    definitely not as good as the hype, but solid and approved regardless.

    that last 3 seconds gets a 5/5 however, because thats exactly how you end a movie

  • Barefoot Gen

    Barefoot Gen

    ★★★½

    half of this is great in utterly horrific & affecting ways, and the other half is absolute dogshit

  • Guilty of Romance

    Guilty of Romance

    ★★★★½

    -1/2 star for pink paint balloons and that’s all

  • Falling Down

    Falling Down

    ★★★★

    “clear a path, motherfucker!”

    a bit muddled and some characters come too close to caricature, but at least 1 out of every 4 bad days I have makes me think about watching this movie, so it certainly has some staying power

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★★

    It’s not often that you get a beautiful & tastefully shot 69

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    ★★★★★

    so much pure Lovecraftian adventure fun that any and all faults are completely forgiven. as close as it comes to the feeling of playing with toys as a kid.

    cannot wait for Uprising to me let down