• The War Game

    The War Game

    ★★★★½

    Really surprised by how powerful this was. It's short and to the point but it really has stunning visuals. The handheld camera work is still really chilling and the effects are so impressive.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★½

    Looks incredible and has so many good moments, but ultimately just a little something missing to knock me out. Loved all the painting scenes, the walking scenes, and especially all the scenes where the three women were hanging out together. I was not a fan of the framing device.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★½

    Can't say I'm super disappointed because I see a lot of people rating it lower than the previous one. But for some reason, it just doesn't work here what they did before. It feels lazy and uninspired. I liked Christian Bale though.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★½

    Watched with friends and had a good time. I think it goes way too far and doesn't make all the meta stuff work, but like I said, a fun shared time.

  • Army of One

    Army of One

    ★★★

    It's really something of a mess, but for some reason, I ended up warming to Cage's performance and mannerisms. And then his central relationship with Marcie was sweet because they both deliver. But most everything around that isn't that interesting.

  • Ordinary People

    Ordinary People

    ★★★★½

    Carried mostly by great performances and a strong script. It's not that interesting from a technical point of view, and that's probably what keeps it down a notch for me.

  • The Frighteners

    The Frighteners

    ★★★½

    Pretty fun and always engaging visuals and camerawork by Jackson.

  • Dheepan

    Dheepan

    ★★★★

    Really well made and acted but the ending doesn't quite work. And the last couple minutes should have been left out.

  • X

    X

    ★★★★

    Really entertaining film that is shot great and has good performances. They spend good time developing characters and don't waste time once things get going.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★½

    Like a lot of things about this, particularly the performances from the two main kids and then the overall look of the film. Lots of great night time shots with red and blue police lights, lots of dark vibes going on. It does rely a bit much on loud music and so on for me, but I liked the premise and loved the main dynamic and relationship between the brother and sister.

  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★★

    Loved the whole vibe and it looks amazing, pretty much every shot is fantastic. It had me thinking about so many things, but it still feels like it's missing a little something to take it to the next level. It was more intellectual than emotional for me.

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

    Great lead performance and there were lots of moments that I liked a lot. But nothing quite transcendental.