• Tusk

    Tusk

    There isn’t a single thing I could say was good in this movie. Justin Long is literally just Carrie Brownstein when she wears a mustache in Portlandia skits. 

    Johnny Depp in this and the fast food restaurant scene in particular is maybe the most unbearable scene I’ve ever endured and Depp has maybe the worst performance I’ve ever seen in this. Terrible movie.

  • The Fanatic

    The Fanatic

    ★★★

    I expected so much worse from this, almost everyone I follow has this at 0.5 or 1 star. For me movies like that are only reserved for the absolute most boring movies. Or movies that’s existence is just flat out offensive and have no business being made. 

    The Fanatic is pretty bizarre. Travolta puts on one of the weirdest performances I have seen as the titular Fanatic aka MOOSEY. It’s funny but equally scary and tragic. Very weird tone to…

  • Tron

    Tron

    ★★★★★

    I’m pretty floored by this. I’m a Speed Racer fanatic so I’m surprised none of you told me to watch this one immediately! It has the same style = substance flair and pure sincerity to it. The movie would not be the same if it didn’t have the wholly unique visual aesthetic it has. I’ve seen people call the aesthetic dated, but what once seemed dated can end up aging extremely well. I’m not saying it’s on some 2001: A…

  • Lux Æterna

    Lux Æterna

    ★★★★★

    This is pretty definitively my favorite Noé flick. He likely benefits from shorter features an he makes 50 minutes feel maximal as fuck. As much as I can get jiggy with the long Gaspar stuff, I think a 60 minute range is where he can maximize the style he goes for to the best extent.

  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies

    ★★★★

    As much as I love Mann’s film work, flicks like this and Miami Vice prove that post-film print; digital mode Mann is just as beast!

  • No Strings Attached

    No Strings Attached

    ★★★½

    Natalie Portman can carry almost any movie she is in.

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    ★★★½

    Trigger warning for the R-word

    This one is… very hard to even prescribe a rating to. There could potentially be a 10/10 level movie within this. I get what Noé is going for, it’s a revenge tale, it’s a tale about how much men fuckin suck especially when it comes to how they treat women. Are the themes of revenge or “men are trash” anything new? No. But it’s explored in a fascinating but equally frustrating as fuck way. 

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  • Closer

    Closer

    ★★★★½

    Before Sunset, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and this all in the same year. What an excellent year romance flicks 2004 was!

    You know how sometimes people might find mainstream Hollywood actors to be properly rated in the “Hollywood star” category rather than just as one of the best actors in the game? I think Natalie Portman is an excellent example of someone who is ridiculously talented at acting and also has mainstream appeal. She steals the show at…

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★★

    This is like 8th or 9th DePalma I’ve seen, I’ve seen most of his classics but damn that train-helicopter chase sequence scene is easily the best thing he’s put to film besides maybe the “Be Black” sequence of Hi, Mom! (1970). I forgot if I ever saw this as a kid so I’ll just log it as new. I Fuckin love Tom Cruise and honestly? Any 90’s action movie with Ving Rhames in it seems to be great without fail.

  • Any Given Sunday

    Any Given Sunday

    ★★★½

    What can I say folks, I just love Oliver Stone in 90’s cocaine mode, same with Al Pacino. Pretty insane cast in this. Pacino, Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Lawrence Taylor & Jim Brown, LL Cool J, John C McGinley, Aaron Eckhart, and Charlton Heston?? 

    Every single tackle in this is bone shattering or injury causing, it’s like a mix between NFL Street’s Gamebreaker and NFL Blitz’s tackles. Just ridiculously over the top carnage. But at the same time it shows how little…

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★

    Similar to The Lighthouse the only thing I really liked is when it went BWAOW. Fan of Joe’s other works but it his did nothing for me outside of some cool sound design. I think I’m more of a Tsai than a Joe guy when it comes to modern Asian slow cinema auteurs.


    I will say the scene with the sound designer and the one with the jazz quartet are excellent. And I loved watching that dude scale and cut fish. But damn the final half can get excruciatingly slow in comparison to the first half which felt more meditatively slow and entrancing.

  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void

    ★★★★½

    Haven’t seen this film in about a decade, first time I ever watched it was also one of the first times I ever smoked or drank (Budlight platinums were the bread and butter). It was at my boy Kobie’s house and he was the first person to put me onto this film, but more importantly he showed me Nathan For You in its debut season. I will always associate this movie and that series with my woadie Kobie. 

    When I watched…