• Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    ★★★★½

    I don't even know how to process what I just watched

  • Deerskin

    Deerskin

    ★★½

    Ohhhhh same guy that did Rubber.....checks out. This goes zero to 100 REAL quick but takes a little too long to get there.

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★★

    Fun! The costumes were stunning and Emma Thompson is delightfully awful. The CGI dogs were NOT it though

  • Things Heard & Seen

    Things Heard & Seen

    ★★★

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

    I liked this! Kept me guessing a little bit. This is almost a Me Too story without being absolutely "shove it down your throat and make it obvious" like Treehouse or something else. Had me "yeah BOYYYYYYYYYYY"ing at the end. Some aspects of the spiritual nature of it were a little corny but overall I liked it! And the art parallels throughout.

    Amanda Seyfried finding out her husband is having an affair and then immediately opening up a new separate checking account is such bad bitch energy.

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★½

    Technically, a witch made him do it

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★

    Krasinki is a seriously talented director. The camerawork and sound design (as expected) is breathtaking and he knows exactly how to ratchet up the tension. Another metaphor for parenthood? I’ll eat that shit up, JK!

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★½

    Bo Burnham never fails to astound me. This is such a raw and almost TOO honest depiction of the artistic struggle, mental illness, and the need for connection and meaning. He's really come into his voice and his jokes, lyrics, and musicality get better with every special. The creativity he displays with such limited resources is truly incredible. I have such a love for this man and want to protect him at all costs. I hope he's okay :/

  • Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    ★★

    I feel that, after working at a movie theater and seeing half of this film in 10-minute increments when I could get away from managing the floor, I am able to somewhat accurately write a review for this:

    It's terrible.

    The editing is atrocious, the acting is far too over the top (Chris Rock is actively bad?), the killer's disguised voice sounds ridiculous, the traps are kind of boring and just rely on the shock and gore factor. And the…

  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy

    ★★★★

    Music biopics tend to be so formulaic, mediocre, self-serving, and frankly, boring. Which is I think, why it took me so long to finally get around to watching Love & Mercy. The non-linear (but sort of linear?) storytelling format, the performances from both Dano and Cusack, although incredibly different, the sound design and score are just a few of the things that make this transcend the biopic genre, and make it a truly beautiful film, not just a beautiful biopic. Before…

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Those Who Wish Me Dead

    ★★★

    Taylor Sheridan is a better writer than he is a director, but even this is lackluster attempt from him. Not actively bad, just a little anti-climactic. ALWAYS nice to see Nicholas Hoult and Jon Bernthal is growing on me more and more every time I see him in anything. Taylor, make more like Wind River and Sicario please, I beg you

  • The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window

    ★★½

    I called the first twist, didn't call the second but this was so aggressively forgettable and mediocre, Joe, my boy, you GOTTA get it together. The performances are very odd and the script sucks, but at least there are some interesting visual sequences. Disturbia was more interesting than this.

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★

    One of the few animated movies I've really enjoyed in the past few years, but it's a Lord and Miller produced project so I'm not shocked. The furby bit midway through had me rolling. The end made me tear up and miss my family :'-(