• NYAD

    NYAD

    ★★★

    I guess watching it wasn't as dull or arduous a journey as it would be to actually swim from Cuba to Florida, but it wasn't the most enthralling tale, and they had trouble making her a sympathetic character.

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★

    Sweet, charming, delightful, heartwarming, emotional, sad, funny, oddly philosophical, smile-inducing.

    "There's all these people, and we're all looking at the same thing, and we're all doing the same thing. It's beautiful. And it feels like, I don't even know how to describe it. It feels like something. It's really lovely." - Marcel

  • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

    The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

    ★★★

    In terms of tone and execution, it nails the style it's looking to lampoon. And while the movie is often funny, it also feels boring at just 90 minutes.

  • Players

    Players

    ★★★

    The end result is pretty obvious early on, with it not straying too far from the typical genre elements, but the journey was at least fun to watch, with some decent laughs along the way.

  • Monolith

    Monolith

    ★★★★

    It's a masterpiece of single-location cinema, thanks to Lilly Sullivan's commanding presence, a compelling story, striking visuals, and an ending that leaves you in awe, dwelling on everything that just played out.

  • The Valet

    The Valet

    ★★★½

    While it takes a bit to get going, it's the kind of movie that wins you over with a genuinely likable lead, quality humor, and more emotional peaks than I anticipated.

  • Marmalade

    Marmalade

    ★★★½

    It takes a minute to get going, but once it does, it packs some really pleasant surprises that make it quite entertaining.

  • Finestkind

    Finestkind

    ★★★

    With the talent in front of and behind the camera, you would expect something a bit more well-crafted. It feels aimless at first, almost like just watching them do their job, with real stakes only kicking in later, as the plot of two brothers caught up in a drug deal doesn't occur for over an hour, making the overall pacing feel slow at times. However, I enjoyed the ending, with it at least paying off the story's emotional core. There's definitely a movie worth watching here, but it does feel underwhelming.

  • Anyone But You

    Anyone But You

    ★★★

    It drags at times, but I got a few laughs out of it.

  • BASEketball

    BASEketball

    ★★★★

    One of my favorite comedies of all time.

  • Robots

    Robots

    ★★★

    It has a unique sci-fi element that at least makes it interesting, but the characters are also just awful people, so I never really found myself totally rooting for them.

  • Shortcomings

    Shortcomings

    ★★★

    Randall Park proves he is a capable filmmaker, yet I couldn't help but want to see him in the lead himself.