• The Final Girls

    The Final Girls

    ★★★

    It's cute and had some fun moments, but everything was overwhelmingly predictable and formulaic despite trying to be a subversive take on the genre. Some of the effects also left little to be desired. Still a fun Halloween watch.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Dune was such a great experience, and the perfect film to get people back into the theaters!! I've been waiting almost two years to be able to see a Denis Villeneuve movie on the big screen, and it certainly did not disappoint. The scale is huge, and it's exciting to see a big budget film really use the budget to create something this impressive. The story is a lot more coherent than Lynch's Dune, yet it remains complex and respects…

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★

    It's a sweet and cute movie. I could see it becoming a holiday classic.

  • Boxcar Bertha

    Boxcar Bertha

    ★★

    Sorry, Marty this ain’t great. But isn’t it so fun to see how much he’s grown since this!!

  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude

    ★★★★★

    Is it bad that this is probably the most romantic movie I think I've ever seen? I always thought this was just a film about their odd friendship and was not expecting it to progress any further, but I kind of love that it did. It deals with absurdism in the face of death in such a darkly brilliant and funny way. The direction and soundtrack make it incredibly charming. So many shots made me gasp at how beautiful they…

  • Most Likely to Murder

    Most Likely to Murder

    ★½

    You can’t have a main character named “Lowell” and not expect me to have Sufjan Stevens stuck in my head the entire movie

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    ★★★★

    I was curious to see how Malick depicts war in his film, and the end result is exactly what I expected. The Thin Red Line is a contemplative and poetic meditation on the destructive and soullessness of war. In true Malick fashion, nature is placed in the forefront of the film showcased through the stunning landscapes and cinematography. The violence is brutal and gut-wrenching. It's a beautiful film, but I do wish it was maybe like 60 minutes shorter.

  • How I Live Now

    How I Live Now

    ★★

    I tried reading the book this was based off of when I was in middle school during the height of the dystopian YA era, but I tapped out about halfway through because of the incest stuff. It's pretty wild that the film gives even less context than the novel and just expects the viewers to fully accept the relationship. How I Live Now is a pretty standard attempt to capitalize on the YA adaptation craze, and it is passable at…

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure

    ★★★★

    This was a really fascinating look into relationship dynamics and masculinity. It was well made with a great score, nice cinematography and performances that elevated it. It's scary thinking about how realistic this played out.

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★★½

    Based on the marketing, I was never convinced this would be as good as everyone says it was, but man I was so wrong. This could have been handled so poorly, but I really have no complaints. The cast is fantastic, the soundtrack makes me want to scream about how great it is and it never has a dull moment. There are so many great scenes, so many. It's a Scorsese imitation done right. The editing is snappy, and all…

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    ★★★★

    Absolutely chaotic from start to finish. It’s one of the most visually gorgeous films I’ve seen and this is probably due to Pedro Almodóvar’s masterful ability to compose a shot and Antonio Banderas’ face

  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    ★★½

    It's really stupid, but kind of fun and watchable. As a movie it sucks, but as mindless entertainment it's pretty solid.