• Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


    I'm sorry but this was trash. When the third act came kicking into play I had the realization that I was once again fooled by the hopeless mirage that the MCU is. Formulaic, boring, all of the above.

    It's hilarious that these movies even try to sell a meaningful story. In reality, this is superfluous and shallow as can be. Of course, I can appreciate the production value and clear effort the filmmakers put into this. Ultimately, this felt vapid despite that. A hollow product.

  • Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy - The Movie 1973

    Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy - The Movie 1973


    Deeply entertaining.

  • Inception



    One of Nolan’s best. This movie is exhilarating, exhausting, and psychologically fucked.

  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid


    Beyond weird. Sadly it did not resonate with me to a level I’d hope but I can appreciate the ambition of this film. Ultimately I felt blindsided by pacing of this story, it leans a bit too far into snail mode, which would be uprooted by imagery that is so peculiar that I don’t quite know how to process it. I think I can say that I was not completely on board with a lot of elements but the film…

  • Mind Game

    Mind Game


    Mind Game is truly beautiful, creative, provocative, existential, perverse, and fantastic. I loved this movie, it really delivers on being a sentimental oddball experience in which the audience is plunged into stylistic chaos. It’s certainly peculiar and offensive, but I can look past that viewing the film at large.

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4


    Would be a cool video game

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum


    So stupid. And fun!

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie


    It was fine

  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy


    The main problem with this was that I wanted to go a listen to the Beach Boys every 15 minutes, so it took 3 days to finish.

  • A Scanner Darkly

    A Scanner Darkly


    Depressing and trippy. A Scanner Darkly delivers on exploring relevant dystopic themes about drugs. It can be a little hard to follow in my opinion, but I really enjoyed the schizo presentation. The rotoscopic style is simultaneously impressive and ugly. I liked it a lot. Also, gotta love the use of Radiohead/Thom Yorke

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    Leaving Las Vegas


    The juxtaposition of what a place like Las Vegas intends to be versus how it is was something that dawned upon me often. Surely, a place like that is meant to highlight the high life, where people are supposedly happiest, yet what lies there is depravity and emptiness.

    The Whale wishes it was this movie. This is another one of those wildly depraved films with a heart of gold. It can be simultaneously harrowing and selfish as it is empathetic and warm. Great performance from Mr. Cage. Overall, a very sad time indeed!

  • Threads



    Threads is an amazing movie that is filled with tension, horror, and death. I found it to be a very emotional watching experience where you ultimately know what will happen but still find a way to be surprised by how depressing and hopeless it is. It almost acts like a documentary, going through each stage of destruction.