• Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★

    I should’ve smoked more pot.

  • The Reagan Show

    The Reagan Show

    ★★★★★

    The people that claim Donald Trump is an abhoration not the evolution of conservitarian politics should be forced to watch this and Game Change Clockwork Orange style.

  • Trench 11

    Trench 11

    ★★★★

    A very pleasant surprise and one of the rare movies I wish were longer.  I was expecting a bit more exploring of the possibilities in mixing zombie horror & trench war genre tropes with what little I knew going in. Leo Scherman went the other way and made a well paced action horror with characters you’d recognize dealing with a different  kind of horror than they’re normally up against. It’s at home on the local UHF station’s 70s C movie Saturday matinee that showed Billy Jack, Rollerball, Last House on the Left and other high quality “cheap thrills”.

  • Cosmos

    Cosmos

    ★½

    This is a fucking joke, right? The extra half star is worse than one star in this case. Here’s why.


    It starts off normal enough and I was enjoying myself and then around 30-40 minutes in it gets overwhelmingly earnest but once we moved past these guys weird dysfunctional is it really platonic? relationships I thought things would get better when we got back to the sci-fi plot. I was wrong.


    Rapidly it all devolved to the point I feel like…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    This is the movie that put me in the closet for a good decade or so.

    Let me explain. Like half of Generation X I had divorced parents, so every other weekend & summers was when I saw my Dad. Renting a stack of mostly wildly age inappropriate movies (poorly retelling jokes from Delirious made me very popular with teachers and my classmates parents in the 4th grade), grabbing some frozen foods we could throw in the new microwave or a Fry…

  • The Silencing

    The Silencing

    ★★★

    Extremely by the numbers moody Midwestern neo-noir. The rookie rural county sheriff and her old guard reservation counterpart have a thorny relationship and jurisdctional issues, deep dark histories and complicated relationships in a small town where secrets are rare, the local crime lord just happens to be indigenous with a white clientele, sensible utilitarian coats and all the flannel that LL Bean’s got, a man’s dog saves the day, gorgeously bleak scenery to cut to when one of our characters…

  • Antebellum

    Antebellum

    ★★★★★

    That was amazing.

  • Shifter

    Shifter

    ★★★★

    This was a pleasant surprise. It touches some very specific buttons that might be idiosyncratic to me but I bet this micro-budget LGBT sci-fi existential body horror set in rural America would resonate with anyone who grew up a sexual minority in a small town, loves Cronenberg, and/or has ever felt so alone sometimes you wonder if you actually exist.

    I know I’m not the only one, I’ve been on the Internet.

  • Knock Down the House

    Knock Down the House

    ★★★½

    Exactly what I needed after a DNC where the GOP got more speaking time than AOC.

  • A Vigilante

    A Vigilante

    Best superhero movie I’ve seen in a long time. Olivia Wilde & Sarah Daggar-Nickson do an artistic trust fall into each other’s arms for 90 minutes and it’s something to behold.

  • He Never Died

    He Never Died

    ★★★★

    Possibly the best movie with Henry Rollins in it since Johnny Mnemonic.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Women’s liberation means human liberation.