• Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    "So there's a demon trying to get into a lady who makes dollhouses, that's the story right?" - my roommate

  • Scooby-Doo

    Scooby-Doo

    ★★★★

    Immaculately-cast.

    I want to kiss somebody under the Spooky Island disco ball.

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★★★

    "I get so mad, I wanna fight the whole world. You got any idea what that feels like?"
    "I do. But I decided to fight the feeling instead, 'cause I figured the world would win."

  • Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

    Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

    ★★★★★

    The dichotomy of this woman's life is one of the most striking and incredible things I've seen documented.

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    When they say "don't stick your dick in crazy" I don't actually believe everyone should heed that advice.

    If you want to live in passionate, bedazzling chaos in exchange for a shorter life, go ahead and stick it in, fellas!

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

    The rise and fall of a clever man with too large an ego is not a new story by any means, but it can be something noteworthy, if told right. This is one of those cases.

    While I associate myself with the rather populous crowd who would never dare claim this feature to be their favorite Guillermo del Toro film, much credit is due for its immersive nature. I never realized exactly how much about Geek Shows I never wanted to learn in this lifetime until it was too late.

    Willem truly is Da Foe in this one.

  • Kimi

    Kimi

    ★½

    You know it's an underwhelming film when even blue-haired Zoe Kravitz doesn't keep you engaged the whole way through.

    Between this and iCarly, the media has me convinced that all apartments in Seattle are minimum 2,500 square feet.

  • Antlers

    Antlers

    ★★★

    If ever there was a film that didn't just carelessly chuck around "this can be explained by indigenous folklore!" as a foundation, I suppose 'Antlers' qualifies. It still tossed it in pretty quickly to establish origins, but there was an air of taste to the composure of that single scene, at least.

    The notion that those weakened by substance abuse and consequent destitution are susceptible to possession of a primal, evil, and insatiable force of nature is an excellent premise.…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Adam McKay could certainly ease up on the level of satire to make the first act a bit more palatable instead of outrageous, but by the end, I was sold.

    Suffice to say this is simultaneously comical and dismal, basically because I think we can all agree it's a realistic depiction of what would likely happen if there truly was a comet headed our way. But, again, that was the whole purpose of the film. There simply isn't much in…

  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    ★★★

    The fact that this story was originally written by an American white man makes it considerably less enjoyable. The set design, costumes, etc. were lots of fun, but the ultimate "love" story grossed me out.

    It gets an extra star because my mama and I killed two bottles of champagne and watched this as a Saturday girl's night in and that was a great time.

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★★

    Willem Dafoe's protective dad energy is enveloping and endearing to no end.

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★

    As someone who has a serial history of falling in too quickly with blonde, crazy, infatuating party girls only to be put in horrific and compromising situations, watching Zola survive Stefani was like fighting my hypothetical final boss.

    Woah Vicky really got herself a biopic.