• Mon Oncle

    Mon Oncle

    Loved it. Glad I gave this a shot after being thoroughly confused by PlayTime (and honestly this made me wanna give PlayTime another shot! In like twenty years. Too many movies!) A really gorgeous and stunningly-designed satire of the upper-middle class and their desperate attempts to cling to modernization and manners, no matter how inconvenient. Watching this after seeing The French Dispatch and realizing Wes Anderson was doing an homage to this (and has been doing an homage to Tati…

  • Good Morning

    Good Morning

    Oh, I loved this. A nice and lightly-screwy comedy about communication, starring the cutest child that has ever been committed to film. As soon as I finish typing this I'm going on a hunt to find the exact sweater he wears through the movie. Japan in the late 50s seems like the wild fucking west for children. If I ever demanded my parents buy me a TV, they would shoot me with a gun.

  • I Could Never Be Your Woman

    I Could Never Be Your Woman

    For ages, I had only seen the scene of Paul Rudd dancing to Will Smith’s “Switch” and placed my own mental context around it that made it seem very charming. Truth is, in the actual film it’s kind of dreadful. Just another moment in a long run of moments that make a man as endearing as Paul Rudd feel so completely grating and immature that you only get increasingly annoyed and put off by his actions (which is why I…

  • High School Musical 2

    High School Musical 2

    this movie is like, a shockingly-few short changes away from either being Dirty Dancing or a musical about class/race privilege and solidarity. amazing what a slight TV movie budget increase can do, even when it’s all going to proper dance rehearsals and Lucas Grabeel’s hat budget

    Troy Bolton’s dad brings a bowl full of grilled steaks up to his room at night

  • High School Musical

    High School Musical

    don’t think i’ve seen this since i was a kid, but every song is still fresh in my mind. and they’re almost all bangers. great movie. i mean, it’s a complete rip of Grease. obviously i love this shit

  • Spy

    Spy

    “When this is over, I’m gonna shave that fucking head.”

    Bobby Cannavale’s running at the end. Fuck.

  • The Wrong Trousers

    The Wrong Trousers

    the train sequence is stunning but i am mostly fascinated by how it was shot! the motion blur! that one whip pan! how they do that… in stop motion… is the motion blur just a static background that was made to look blurry? is the whip pan just a very wide shot that was scanned across the frame digitally? the wrong trousers, yes… but the right questions!!

  • Belfast

    Belfast

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

    put this on when Cheyenne said she wanted to watch something this evening that didn’t have any death in it. as soon as the grandpa got up and started dancing i said “okay I’m very sorry but that man is going to die.” if an old guy dances in a movie, it’s cause you’re supposed to be sad when he dies. supposed to go “oh noooo, i loved that guy. he danced”

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★½

    It’s a shame I’ll never again have the experience of watching this movie in a theater with a crowd seeing it for the first time, all of us simultaneously realizing we were watching something truly fucking special. At least this time I get to watch it knowing who Lois Smith is, and laughing particularly loudly at two of her three scenes. I love you Lois!

  • The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story

    n-n-n-nice nouveau riche bro she, ah, she just let me hit cuz i, i said she got holocausts in her

  • Delicacy

    Delicacy

    Once more, Barack Obama inspires a man to foster a poor work environment for women

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    I love love love a con movie!! Especially one that traffics in careful attention and the psychology of small movements. Del Toro knows he’s just showing off with this one. I don’t know what the public reception has been on this but I won’t be shocked if he gets himself two more Director/Screenplay nods. This was one of my most anticipated films of the year and I really wish I’d gotten to soak it all in on a big screen,…