• Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    man this movie is a mess. a generally enjoyable mess to watch, but a mess. glad taika waititi got to make it.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    al cody is the performance I will always remember adam driver for

  • The Hudsucker Proxy

    The Hudsucker Proxy

    ★★★½

    for a long time this was my favorite coen film, largely because of the lightheartedness of the main conflict and how gutbusting the best punchline in it is

    today I'm not as fond of it, the plot's kind of flabby and the ending is a little weird and unsatisfying, but it still has a special place in my heart

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    I have tried to watch this movie without falling asleep on three separate occasions and failed

  • Frozen II

    Frozen II

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

    didn't see the first frozen, but I saw frozen II and it was pretty good; I especially loved the kitschy '80s power balladness of "lost in the woods"

    the film ending with arendelle magically being spared by the flood was an enormous missed opportunity to teach kids about resilience and rebuilding, though

  • The War Game

    The War Game

    ★★★½

    one of the bleakest things ever put to celluloid, the most understated and thereby most horrifying depiction of nuclear war I've seen (nb: I haven't been able to bring myself to watch "threads" yet)

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    ★★★★

    bar none, I am the most humble-est
    number one at the top of the humble list
    my apple crumble is by far the most crumble-est
    but I act like it tastes bad outta humbleness

  • Protect and Survive

    Protect and Survive

    occasionally I have nights where I am Feeling Weird About Modern Civilization and I'll watch protect and survive through from end to end

    the final episode, about "casualties", is 90 of the most unsettling seconds of film ever made, from the title card to the jingle at the end

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    the first time I watched parasite, it left a gaping emotional void that rendered me incapable of doing anything for about 18 hours

    upon a second and third watching, it's still very good

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    ★★★★★

    watched this in film studies class 15 years ago and it's probably the only film I remember from it, still probably the most affecting film I've ever seen

  • Equilibrium

    Equilibrium

    lovable garbage that makes less and less sense but gets more and more fun every time you watch it

    the best part of this movie is how it depicts a dystopia where emotion is outlawed, but social cohesion constantly hinges upon stirring public oratory

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    absolutely an all-time favorite, if anyone tells you the best line in this movie isn't bat guano saying "if you don't get the president of the united states on the phone [...] you're gonna have to answer to the coca-cola company" they're wrong