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  • The Year Without a Santa Claus

    The Year Without a Santa Claus

    Santa Claus, the guy who's supposed to understand the interests and desires of children better than literally anyone on the planet, decides that the way to convince a 10 year old that Santa is real is to sing him a song centered around the line "Just believe in Santa Claus like you believe in love."

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    ★★★½

    My brain's just very American and media-trained to love classic Hollywood melodrama and completely hopeful endings and Rock Hudson's smile, and that's probably the only reason I like this less than All That Heaven Allows.

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ½

    - I exclusively watch movies I genuinely think I'm gonna like, but I got too curious about this one. So universally hated in my twitter/letterboxd bubble and so universally loved everywhere else, with as big a gap between the two as I've ever seen.
    - Reminds me of how I felt watching Zootopia and Three Billboards (slightly different bc it wasn't a comedy). If I devote even a single brain cell to thinking about the premise or purpose of the…

  • Holidate

    Holidate

    ½

    - Unfabulous is not a strong enough word for this one folks. It is also not a word at all, which I learned just now from the red squiggle.
    - Of course stereotypical romcoms now have to feature meta comedy where the two people bond over making fun of stereotypical romcom tropes that they're totally not currently taking part in. This is taking over every formulaic genre and I've been very angry about it since I watched that new Phineas…