• The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★★

    Absolute masterpiece. Way funnier than I remember, way cooler from a production standpoint, and way more beautiful. It's the Wizard of fucking Oz! What could I possibly say about this? Shit's great.

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★★★★

    spent the first 20 minutes or so discussing whether or not the John Wick franchise could be considered a comedy, and while i feel like the dialogue leans too heavily into the drama/action, SO much of the physicality of these movies, especially 2 and 3, is clearly designed to be as funny as it is impressive. i mean, how do you not scream-laugh at the knife fight or the sheer amount of glass shattering in the third act? i giggle…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    went to the mission tiki drive in to see tenet for a second time because my friend Celia hadn’t seen it. always loved when theaters were open and i’d willingly go see a movie I didn’t love for a second time, just enjoying the theatrical experience so much that I’d do it again for anything, just to experience someone else watching the movie. feels refreshing. a real snowflake experience, like trying the same meal with different tastebuds. i miss the…

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★

    Pattinson’s accent and the weird ass score had me sayin’ “what the devil” all the time, I tell you what!

  • Galaxy Quest

    Galaxy Quest

    ★★★★½

    This thing is just incredible. Perfect premise with a near-perfect execution. All of the jokes hold up, it’s “holy cow, that guy is in this??” city, and the creature designs and effects are just shockingly good for a comedy in 1999. Gabe said “these are honestly better than Star Wars” and I was ready to roast him for it until he clarified that he meant the prequels, which were released at the same time- and he’s right! That will teach…

  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    this movie should've grossed one billion dollars on word of mouth alone. one of the most inexplicable movies i've ever seen. every two minutes is a "what the fuck" moment. no way i don't try to watch this movie over and over with people who haven't seen it before.

    everybody please go to google play and rent the 2017 colin trevorrow film The Book Of Henry for $3.99 plus tax. never rooted more for a child to be swirlied in my life.

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★½

    “If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you’d be the first person in the history of the world.”

    I’ve thought about this quote constantly for 8 years now. Saw this movie in 70mm at an Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, during college at my most “young adult trying to understand film as much as everybody around him.” I walked away with nothing more than “pretty…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★

    I love a comedy that sprouts off of a single, simple goal being unattainable and turns into a trilogy of errors. And to make it so subtly surreal, almost nightmarish– wonderful!

    New York is the greatest city in the world. :) Cannot wait to return post-COVID and let my own schlubby, wayward horniness drive me deeper and deeper into the conflicts of its most colorful characters!!

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    Too dumb to understand this. Said as much out loud when the movie ended and my friends confidently explained the synopsis, and I literally did not pick up on any of it. Felt like I was listening to freeform jazz only to have the lights come on and see everybody crying. It sure felt like a nice movie though! Everyone’s just bringing their A game here. Buckley is such a talent, and Toni Collette is one of the funniest actors we…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    We rented a truck and drove to San Diego to see Tenet at the South Bay Drive-In, and I had a lovely time. Went to the beach, saw a beautiful sunset, made a silly video, and spent a good 90 minutes or so laughing about this big, dumb film. Nonsense movie. Absolutely unintelligible and confusing, but somehow still very predictable and rote. A miracle. He spent so much time figuring out the logistics of the central time mechanics that he…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★

    God, I love a sequel where you can feel the budget increase in all the right ways (no more soundtrack!) A perfect commitment to the tone of this world. So much of this movie feels like it was created by an anthropomorphic Ed Hardy shirt, but they create a universe where that vibe fucking rules?

    Rides the line of farce and sincerity so well in every aspect that it gives me a similar feeling as the Fast & Furious films, but…

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★½

    The best movie in the top five films of the dumbest guy you know.