• The Seventh Continent

    The Seventh Continent

    ★★★½

    Hall of Fame: Director Debuts — #4 (of what I’ve not seen before)

    That was the most depressing episode of Home Improvement I’ve ever seen.

  • 8½

    ★★★★★

    I’ve seen a lot of films about insecurity, but none have done so as mystically and self-aware as this. Also some of the best dialogue I’ve seen in a long time. I’m so ready to watch this again.

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

    Hall of Fame: Musicals — #4

    “I try to give everything I can give.”
    ”Oh you give alright—presents, clothes. I just wish you weren’t so generous with you cock.”
    ”.... That’s good. I could use that sometime.”

    Such a tour-de-force of passion, self-destruction, and a day in the life of an average musical theater director. Bob Fosse is one of my new favorite people.

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★½

    Perhaps the most attractive cast in cinema

  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    ★★★★★

    Powerful, moving, and full of love, Dear Zachary is one of the best documentaries ever made. I can’t even talk about how beautiful and touching it is if you haven’t seen it. Go in blind.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    I can’t bring myself to love it, not as much as the original Blade Runner—one of my first loves in cinema—or even Villeneuve’s other works, but I’d be damned straight into the ninth circle of Hell if I denied how beautiful it looked and sounded; it’s themes are really great too.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★

    “If I died in that moment I would be all right with that.”

    Having grown up in a very “mobile” household with not much confidence in where I would go in life, it kind of hit home for me, and I think it will hit home for a lot of people as well. It’s a very comforting film for people who don’t know where to go to in life. Such a warm, honest movie.

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    Armie Hammer wants to know your location

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

    You know you’ve seen an all-timer when it leaves you shaking afterwards

  • Melody Time

    Melody Time

    ★★★

    A Disney Animation Retrospective Marathon (ADARM) — #10

    It’s been a while since I caught up on this event, hasn’t it?

    Anyway, Melody Time isn’t anything too special or even forgettable, but man did it feel good to just vibe to a classic Disney film for a little while.

  • Penis

    Penis

    ★★★

    A really interesting and brave short film, especially for its time. There isn’t a lot going on here compared to other great experimental short films but it deserves to be seen, after all these years of us thinking it was lost forever.

  • Mysterious Skin

    Mysterious Skin

    ★★★★★

    Hall of Fame: Gay Cinema — #3

    I’ve enjoyed Gregg Araki’s works before, but this just might be his greatest film yet. I cannot express how close this hit home for me. What a powerful, honest, amazing work of art, with a sledgehammer ending. I won’t be able to stop thinking about it for a long time.