• Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    Rick is me 100%. Drinks a fuck ton, has problems with authority, puts on a cold, selfish, asshole front to hide deep sentimentality, seemingly morally ambiguous but has a moral code.

    Viwed in a movie theater.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood meets Punch-Drunk Love. Absolutely masterful, layered, and so wholesome. PTA proves, once again, why he is in the top 10 filmmakers of all time. Can't wait to see it again.

  • Ocean's Twelve

    Ocean's Twelve

    ★★★★½

    This gets 4 stars just for the laser scene alone, and one extra half star for the overall film being so fucking good.

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    I watched this with the fam as I ated Chinese food and drank single-malt 12 years old scotch on the rocks.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★

    If I was in a Scream movie, I wouldn’t try to survive.  Ghostface would.

    I writed this review for 5cream while drinking a vodka martini (shaken, not stirred) with a think slice of lemon and sushi - dragon/nigiri combo.

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★★★

    I think we can all relate to this in the sense that if our pet got killed, we would become John Wick.

  • Jack and Jill

    Jack and Jill

    ★★

    Longest commercial ever.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    Had a ton of fun with this.  Meta and nostalgic, yet it all still felt very fresh.  The action was a massive step down from the first but 1. there’s no way the action of the first could ever be matched and 2. I was so enthralled in the story that I didn’t care.  Fantastic film.  Should be THE blockbuster everyone sees this holiday.

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★★

    Both the template and gold standard for modern comic book movies. Instead of focusing on spectacle or setting up the upcoming film, it's a layered, self-contained story focusing on its characters and themes. The action set pieces are some of the best you'll ever see. I'm sure I could use a thesaurus to find adjectives to describe it, but you can't possibly use words to do these scenes justice.

    Not to brag, even though I totally am, I feel like…

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★½

    All the stuff with Zion bored the shit outta me. I couldn't give any less of a fuck about Zion. Dug everything else, though.

    I guess the root problem I have with these sequels is the Wachowski's seemed to bite off more than they could chew with expanding this world. Cause outside of the central characters and storyline, everything else is absolutely insufferable.

    I actually think Reloaded and Revolutions could've been one self-contained film instead of two separate ones. Take out all the fluff and you'd have a solid 2-2.5 hour film.

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★★

    The film has definitely aged and isn't quite as awe-inspiring as it was when I saw it in theaters, but it has an attractive charm to it that makes the film fun to watch. Also, as cheesy as it may be at times, it has some pretty dark moments (the entire robbery sequence, and fight at the end).

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    I've seen the film many times at home and while it was always obviously impressive, seeing in a theater is a completely different experience. It wasn't until this past Sunday, when I saw it in a theater, that I realized just how monumental of a film this is. Seeing all those fluid, kinetic camera movements and badass shots on the big screen, hearing the sound effects and score on those Dolby Atmos speakers - and all with a large crowd…