• Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ★★★★

    Authentic, delightful, and nostalgic without being overly sentimental. Simply put, dudes rock

  • Obsession

    Obsession

    ★★★★

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

    Love a movie that makes you stop and say “wait... did that guy bang his daughter?”

  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen

    ★★★½

    The weakest of the three, but a nice way to wrap up the trilogy. Like these men, I too would do anything for Elliott Gould

  • Ocean's Twelve

    Ocean's Twelve

    ★★★★

    Everyone here is so sexy, I’m so happy for them. Brad Pitt’s wardrobe is unparalleled (is that Tom Ford era Gucci?). The Julia Roberts bit is such a fun meta exercise that really helps the movie stand out from its predecessor (like Don Cheadle says in Ocean’s Thirteen, you can’t run the same gag twice, you have to try something different). I could watch Vincent Cassel dance through lasers all day. Also apparently he is 6’2”... I am thinking

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

    ★★★★½

    So much fun all around, but special shout out to Don Cheadle for that accent (camp) and for apprehensively covering his groin with his hand before activating the electromagnetic pulse 15 feet away from him

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★½

    I think I spoiled this for myself by watching Red Dragon in middle school. Really cool angles and a clean futuristic aesthetic elevate this above your typical cat and mouse thriller. Will Tom Noonan ever just get to play a normal guy?

  • The Silent Partner

    The Silent Partner

    ★★★★

    Everyone is so sexy in this that I felt uglier after watching. The plot feels like a playful take on Hitchcock, thrilling and at times disturbing (one particularly gruesome scene of violence involving a woman, be forewarned) but for me Elliott Gould’s witty performance keeps this out of purely sinister territory. A new favorite Christmas movie ❤️

  • Smooth Talk

    Smooth Talk

    ★★★½

    Laura Dern carries this in that she’s able to simultaneously look unknowingly sexy for her age, subtly portray the transformative weight of trauma, and convey how utterly corny and embarrassing it is to be a 15 year old girl. Possibly less overtly sinister than the story, and less ambiguous, but similarly effective in its loss of innocence.

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ★★★★

    This mf really has me reflecting on my own consumption of violence.. Terrorism at every level and I guess we’re all complicit.

  • Sexy Beast

    Sexy Beast

    ★★★½

    Not without humor, but much darker than say, Guy Ritchie’s films. The scenes with the rabbit were like a cross between Donnie Darko and The Seventh Seal. Fast paced and interestingly told. Never knew Ben Kingsley could do it like this. He waved between psychopathic and erratic in a way that is beyond intimidating. Psychological terrorism that he apparently based on... his grandma.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★

    Truthfully didn’t expect this to have such an effect on me but found it incredibly moving. Frances McDormand at her most tender. No, the movie doesn’t dig in to the ethical problems with Amazon’s seasonal hiring practices, but I don’t really care. The point of this isn’t to showcase how exploitative corporations are (something we as viewers streaming this from the comfort of our homes are already well aware of), but rather to explore how a group of people have…

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★

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

    I actually don’t mind the stylization and could have been down with a bubblegum version of a 70s exploitation r*pe revenge movie... if that was what this is. Instead it’s an hour of setting itself up as something subversive just to hand the reigns back over to the system that it’s criticizing. Carey Mulligan is great and is really acting what she was given, but this movie doesn’t have any idea of what it wants to be.