• The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★½

    If you wait 90min eventually Jodie Comer gets to shine in all the glory of her talent despite the script being so frustratingly Written By A Man Who Thinks He's One Of The Good Ones.

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    this movie is so bad and I kinda liked it anyways?
    It's so much harder to dislike bad movies when you're the target audience, which I unfortunately am like a full 80% for this one. I should really work on growing out of that.

    so I guess I'm saying, definitely watch it, but ironically, and cringe all the way through it. that's the correct way to consume this movie.

  • Tolkien

    Tolkien

    everytime a movie ends and I'm conflicted about why I liked it even though it wasn't actually good, Thomas Newman's name just pops right up in the credits for music. How dare this man continue to bamboozle me every single time with his understated and hypnotic flow of notes?

    the performances are ok

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★½

    worth a watch for the performances from Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour. it's Marvel, so obviously not artistically brilliant in any way.
    Black Widow getting her movie after dying in the franchise is a real shame. The character was completely dismissed by marvel and this movie is 7 years too late, which significantly dulls its' impact.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★

    worth the watch for Anya Taylor Joy's performance but not particularly memorable or brilliant in any way.
    I love Edgar Wright, really wanted to like this, instead I could feel myself outgrowing his style in real time while watching this on the big screen

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    mastery of show not tell. Once the ending happened so many scenes made sense; I might have to rewatch to appreciate the way the main plot is woven so discreetly.
    Good storytelling trusts the cast to convey the unsaid, and the audience to notice it.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    1. Aston Martin was shot into oblivion but NOT blown up and that's a half star just for that.

    2. Ana de Armas's character was pointless and yet the best thing to happen to this movie.

    (listen I wish I had better taste but clearly I'm a sucker for fancy suit, fast car, big explosion, and most talented actor having nothing in the script to work with besides a face scar and vaguely implied backstory)

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    both stars earned for the immaculate sapphic vibes going on between Raya and Namaari but other than that not memorable in any way.

    P.S.: How is is possible to try representing different races and STILL have same-face syndrome for every disney female lead?

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★½

    how is it possible that disney is so homophobic but manged to accidentally make the best movie ever about the baby gay experience? 10/10

  • Awake

    Awake

    ★★½

    "have you tried turning it off then on again?"

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★½

    really good, realistic, hit too close to home so I cried from her dad's speech all the way through to the chicken nugget dinner scene.
    Never seen the internet portrayed like this, without a boomer's judgment bursting through the subtext, in the music, graphics and directing... Bo hit the right spot with this project.

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    I'm biased as fuck because I've thoroughly enjoyed his work for an entire decade but this is the best special yet, not just in his career but in all comedy.
    Also the fact that he wrote and directed a movie SHOWS and I mean that in the best way possible, this is mostly homemade and had no business being as high quality as it is, just *chef's kiss*