TheJonBass has written 65 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk

    ★★★★

    brutal. beautiful. and bone tomahawk-y.

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★½

    it’s possible this one changes. like it’s name, this movie comes over you in waves. some are small and some are big and then sometimes one crashes down on you so hard that you think for a second you’re going to drown. all this to say, it’s a beautiful poem film, but i’m not sure that it works completely. but if sterling and renee don’t get nominated for their performances then what are we doing here!?

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    ★★

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

    would’ve much rather watched the movie where “Carl” raises a kid while learning what it means to be human. 

    this missed the mark.

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★

    I know, I know... it's a reboot of Child's Play. I know, okay, I get it... But it's just...

    No one wants that in their house!!! No one wants that fucked up face doing anything anywhere near you, demented or not. Not a single soul would have that in their house, and if they did then you, the normal person, would be like "Hey man, can you get that thing out of here, it's absolutely awful to look at." And…

  • The Laundromat

    The Laundromat

    ★★★½

    I had a good time.
    It's all over the place, but I didn't mind any of it.
    Except with that one thing, that one thing was a bad choice. We've cancelled so much this year, we can't cancel Streep.

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★½

    one of the best dark comedies in recent memory. also just great to hang in the breaking bad world for an extra two hours.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

    look, here’s the thing. it looks pretty. but there’s a bunch of messages hodgepodged in there that you’re not sure which one to go home with. we feel bad for him, no he’s a psychopath, no he’s a psychopath that you feel bad for, no he’s a real piece of shit... let’s celebrate him? 

    joaquin is stellar. like, unbelievable, and the only person who could’ve pulled this off. but then there’s a scene where jock jams volume 1 starts playing…

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★½

    hell yes!

    Scafaria directs the hell out of this movie. from the colors to the music to (most of) the performances this movie just plain rocks. the more i think about it the more i fall in love with keke palmers insane performance. the story is killer and Scafaria does an amazing job keeping it together.  J-Lo is so fucking hot and her intro is the best of the year by far; when she comes in you’re not sure if you’re…

  • Clue

    Clue

    ★★★

    the dialogue made me hard. not surprised the writer of this went on to do my cousin vinny. it’s great, but completely falls apart and definitely has some pre-woke issues. 
    madeline kahn is *chefs kiss*

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    we’ve got a problem here. alright, here’s the thing. i think i got it. so, the first movie took a lot of the problems with the book and made it “work” within the confines of the book into film model. then they made a fuckton of money, had to put together a slapdash script from the “second” part of the book which is actually the beginning and end of the book 🤯, and instead of infusing it with the same…

  • The Faculty

    The Faculty

    ★★★★

    turned this on yesterday to make myself feel better. it worked like a charm. 

    total nostalgia trip. hilarious teen performances.

  • Tenement

    Tenement

    ★★★½

    this is punk rock. 

    80’s new york tenement gets taken over by the baddest gang members you could imagine. none of them have a moral compass, it’s awesome. one scene is not for the faint of heart and is way too cringe inducing for the times (and for the 80s)  natch. 

    first roberta findlay film i’ve seen, i’m not gonna do a deep dive, but i’m glad i saw this one. 

    as for story, was shocked how well the movie…