• The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    I've never been a fan of Macbeh, but this was very good. Nice to look at. Cinematography is in no way my forte, so I can't explain why from a technical standpoint. I just know when something is aesthetically pleasing to me, and this was for basically the whole runtime.

    The decision to make the Witches one person was interesting and works very well, would be interesting to see on stage like that. All performances were great.

    McDormand could possibly…

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    ★★★

    I honestly don't mind this movie. It's really entertaining when you watch with a newcomer to the franchise.

    Can't say that about the rest of the franchise, but I'm going to watch them anyway.

  • Sing 2

    Sing 2

    ★★★½

    Doesn't fix the main issues of the first film, those being the inability inability juggle too many stories and an overbalance on popular music. But all the same, it still a fun time.

    Hearing the guitar riff of Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For in the films climax was amazing. Loved that shit.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

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

    I am shocked I didn't hate this. I think I know why:

    LASTING CONSEQUENCES ROR HIS ACTIONS! It makes me so fucking happy to see this Spider-Man actually have lasting ramifications. The scene in the cafe was the best part of this movie.

    Also, the new suit looks great. Not a CGI mess for a change I have not liked his other MCU suits.

    Hardly amazing, but I liked it. Something I did not expect. It did a lot of…

  • A Week Away

    A Week Away

    ★★★½

    I was not expecting to particularly like this, but it came out of nowhere and just ticked a lot if the right boxes.

    Now, to be clear, this is hardly best of the year material, and a lot of people won't see it the way I did, but I don't know, it just took me back and hit me.

    If I were to look at this purely objectively, it's a fine movie with some really nice moments and a couple…

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★

    Great opening that the film never matches.

    Everything is quite underwhelming a lacklustre, and it won't be an wntry I am thinking about a week or two later like Casino Royale did. That being said, people made this out to be terrible, and it is hardly.

    Waltz and Craig are great, for one, and while I thought most of the film was underwhelming from a story point, the rest of the movie had good going for it. Not my favourite Craig Bond, but not the worst.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★

    This contains one of the best opening sequences ever. 10 minutes of rising tension that defines the rest of the film. A great start to a great movie.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★★

    As somebody who isn't a big fan of the original, and hasn't seen Ghostbusters 2, I was surprised just how much I liked this movie.

    McKenna Grace continues to cement herself as one of the best child/teen actors working, if not the best. No project has been worse because of her, and while this doesn't top her performance in Gifted, it will be hard to knock that from it's perch.

    I haven't seen Finn Wolfhard in anything (people are surprised…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★

    There was a debate about a year ago all over social media whether this was a comedy or not. It definitely is, I just don't find it all that funny.

    If it weren't for the stars of the movie, I don't see why this would be such a classic, but I also wasn't alive when it was made.

    I did like it more than last time. Watched it in prep for Afterlife, and I'm glad I did to pick up on a few references and jokes in that. Not bad, but I didn't love it.

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★★

    Don't Look Up works as a comedy, a commentary, and a socio-political satire. It's funny, it's tense, and it is one of the most infuriating films I've ever seen.

    The thinly veiled metaphor is less annoying than I expected. I didn't think McKay was going to be subtle about his climate change messaging, but it never comes off as virtue signalling or from a place of entitlement, as I feared going in. McKay is pissed, and if somehow you weren't…

  • Far From the Tree

    Far From the Tree

    ★★★★½

    Short film attached to ENCANTO.
    Fantastic storytelling, and beautiful hand drawn animation. I miss that.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    Alan Tudyk gives a career best performance.

    Probably my second favourite animated film of the year, although "The Mitchell's vs. The Machines" will be hard to top.

    I also am going to call it now that "Waiting On A Miricle" wins Best Original Song at the Oscars. It deserves it.