• Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★½

    Other than massively improving Cyborg's arc I'm genuinely baffled at how many people are acting like this is meaningfully different from the theatrical cut

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

    Finally watched the Ultimate Edition and it's still terrible. Yeah yeah yeah it has a more coherent plot and really makes you wonder how the original cut got a theatrical release. But even with that it only really reaches the base level of competence billion dollar movies tend to hit.

    Much like Man of Steel Snyder has a lot of interesting ideas, the problem here is he doesn't engage with any of them. Whole character arcs are given a line…

  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★

    I've been looking forward to Vampyr for a while, but it didn't quite land for me. It's as moody and atmospheric as I expected, but it goes in fits and starts--the interstitials detract more than they add. Just as I felt myself getting into it, a bunch of text would show up. I get they're a concession to the technology available at the time, but I genuinely think the movie would be stronger without a Star Wars opening crawl worth…

  • The Day After

    The Day After

    ★★★½

    I've been meaning to get around to this for a while, largely because of the mythology surrounding it. I'm endlessly fascinated by movies people thought were portraying real events, and while this doesn't have the chops of a Blair Witch Project or Punishment Park, it does do a lot right.

    Even knowing the response to its original airing, I wasn't ready for how bleak and hopeless--and as a result, honest--movie it is. At no point does it bother dabbling in…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Somehow worse than everyone made it out to be

  • X-Men

    X-Men

    ★★½

    Gets worse with every rewatch

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★

    It's like Columbus, but for kids!

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    Honestly this movie would have been better as a video game, the first hour is easily the strongest part of the movie and feels like a bunch of Hitman setpieces strung together by scraps of a plot anyway. John David Washington and Robert Pattinson are great, their performances carry most of the movie but the inversion bullshit is virtually unsalvageable as is, if Nolan had more confidence as a film maker and just let the viewer roll with it maybe…

  • The New Mutants

    The New Mutants

    ★★

    Bad movie. But! Anya Taylor-Joy is in it so it gets at least one full star. Anyway you can see there was a good movie in there somewhere at some point but this certainly isn't it.

  • Unpregnant

    Unpregnant

    ★★★½

    Kind of a rough first act but evolves into a banger afterwards. Fun movie, great cast, lots of really good stylistic choices.

  • Host

    Host

    Despite being barely an hour long Host takes what feels like forever to actually get into gear and by the time it does none of the payoff/scares are all that great anyway. I have a lot of respect for how this movie was made but it just didn't do it for me.

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★

    I will watch this movie any time of the year