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  • Lovely & Amazing

    Lovely & Amazing

    ★★★½

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

    ok yes it makes sense that she was arrested for it but did I love seeing Catherine Keener flirt with Jake Gyllenhaal? yes. is it weird that lil baby Jake Gyllenhaal looks like a hot friend of mine in this movie? also yes! no more questions!

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    I mean, what new comments could I have to make about The Thing? These creature effects are absolutely unparalleled. One of the best scripted and most tense horror-thrillers ever made. Carpenter is working the fuck out of those split-diopter shots. Funny that two of these characters are named “Windows” and “Mac,” huh? Sorry, not “funny.” What’s the word. “Notable.” No, not that either. It’s something!

    Was surprised this was a Morricone score, I think I’d always assumed it was Carpenter,…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    This movie means nothing. They just went “what’s big right now? incels and antifa? those are the same” and rolled it all into an existing character that could use politically and socially relevant anxieties as developing characteristics... but to make absolutely no “message.” and no, films don’t have to have a message (lemme just preempt that dumb comment someone always wants to make) but it’s so clear that this movie wants you to think it has one. it doesn’t. joker…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    In January of 2018 I did a 2am tweet storm about how terrific I think Rian Johnson’s films are and how perfectly they all feel like they‘re tailored to my taste. Five months later, I ran into Rian on the street in my neighborhood and he recognized me because we follow each other on Twitter. (Feel free to roll your eyes and dismiss this whole thing as a pointless humblebrag, but it’s relevant.) We made plans to grab lunch a…