• Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian

    ★★

    I think they achieved a lot of what they set out to do.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★★

    The Extended Version


    Boy I wish this cut was available without the awkward and forced miniseries chopping. Sure it’s more digestible, but it’s not paced or written for this format. Also, what’s up with that busted frame? I’ve never seen that.


    Still amazing, though. Indulgent, but that’s what I want. I don’t care if it meanders, frankly, because when you’re so in love with the characters in a whodunit, you almost don’t want it to end.

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★½

    Surprised some people weren’t receptive to the final story. It’s maybe the one I find to be the most profound.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    7 rings out of 10

  • The Undercover Kid

    The Undercover Kid

    ★½

    Alright dude, but when they had all the dogs packed like sardines in the back of the station wagon and they're just going ham behind the wheel, that's amazing.

    Most of this sucks, but I watch this bullshit for the inane absurdity that is packed inside of it and this did not disappoint.

  • White Men Can't Jump

    White Men Can't Jump

    ★★★

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

    I don't think this plot made any sense. A lot of the scenes didn't make any sense. Everyone seemed toxic for each other. It's not a movie you should take very seriously, but I found it difficult to be along for all of the film's antics, like when Gloria wakes up Billy to "test" him, or when Billy serenades Gloria to win her back, or when Gloria seems to believe that being a Jeopardy! contestant is a surefire thing.

    Look,…

  • Clerks

    Clerks

    ★★★★

    Kevin Smith has flaw, but it’s that same flaw that provides the charm of his cuts.

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★

    Challenging one. I liked a good amount of it, I found other parts to be hollow. Good portrayal of Laurie Strode. A fresh take and an important one.

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    ★★★

    This is a movie about the revolution

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    The way this is shot drives me nuts. Can’t see anything that’s happening because the frame shakes so violently!

  • Mallrats

    Mallrats

    ★★½

    Extended Version

    Sometimes the clunky Kevin Smith dialogue works, but a lot of the time it’s just distracting. Everyone speaks in that verbose style, and while it worked for, say, Randall in Clerks—the self-aware deadbeat—it works less often here, being the same movie reimagined.

    The heightened budget nonetheless maintains a lot of Smith’s quirks: simple direction, disjointed structure, a lot of deadpan delivery, pop culture, alternative rock, gross out humor, bad fashion sense; you get the drill.

    I haven’t seen…

  • Halloween: Resurrection

    Halloween: Resurrection

    ★★★★★

    One of the greatest I have seen. I am dead serious. This is dripping with postmodernist meta commentary.


    Christ guys, this is a post-Scream take on the Halloween franchise and mythos! Retconning is referenced (continuous vs continual line), Myers’ commodification is intentional, the Deckard screen name is an obvious Blade Runner reference…


    People who think this is somehow a stain on the franchise need to reorient themselves. 4/5/6 are way worse than this, those films largely accomplish nothing.


    This film is…