• Animal Crackers

    Animal Crackers

    ★★★★★

    the criterion channel: babe it’s time for your monthly Animal Crackers rewatch

    me: Yes Honey

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    I prefer to look at Lynch stuff without saying “I don’t get it” or trying to look for some clear answer that I may have missed the first time. It’s Lynch; there is no Answer™️. It makes sense that it doesn’t make sense. What it IS is a gorgeous haunting piece of work that unsettles you and draws you in at the same time. And there are some little guys running around.

  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy

    ★★★½

    As both a Danohead and a Cusackhead, I enjoyed their respective performances. And as a Wilsonhead, I appreciate the effort they took to show just how much Brian was taken advantage of in his life. The movie itself was eh, and the characters were not necessarily fleshed out as much as they could be in a two hour movie, but I’ll take any excuse to listen to Pet Sounds.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    I’m always surprised at how much I enjoy Pixar movies after I watch them, and this one is no exception. Beautifully told story, visually and sonically. Great voice work from Foxx, Bassett, Rashad, and more. Even though it seems like every big budget animated movie nowadays is about a colorful blob with depression, I enjoyed the humanity and humility of this one. Ripe with “WAIT I KNOW THAT VOICE” moments (Graham Norton and Richard Ayoade LOL). Made me smile a lot!!

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★

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

    rat

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★½

    Those 2 1/2 hours SPED by. I would watch an entire feature length film of just Christoph-Waltz-being-evil scenes, but I really liked the parts with Laurent, Kruger, and Pitt as well. Say what you will about Tarantino but his dialogue is unmatched and his love for cinema bleeds out of every scene. I can’t believe it took me this long to get to this one, but I’m glad I did!

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    What a sweet movie. Taiki Waititi is so good at directing children, and Sam Neill excels in anything he’s put in. How majestical!

  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★★

    Funny, impressive, and sweet. Big fan of the drunk choreography.

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★½

    What I love about Wes Anderson movies is what a lot of people seem to not like: every character is deeply flawed and many aren’t super redeemable. It seems more realistic that way. Many of Anderson’s plots and stories are not realistic, but I feel like the characters IN the stories behave like real, imperfect people, which is an interesting dichotomy. Maybe I’m talking out of my ass, but I enjoyed this a lot and the soundtrack is so good. Nepotism won today

  • Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

    Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

    ★★★★

    Yooo waht if daft punk was anime instead of French

  • Pleasantville

    Pleasantville

    ★★★½

    Tobey Maguire has been typecast as a guy who runs around going “woo!” and jumping everywhere. And I love that for him!

  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

    Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

    ★★★★

    I was about to review this (I liked it; it was dumb funny) but the font in this text box is different and I can’t tell if I accidentally hit something in the app or if the app updated and the font changed. This is throwing me off. I’m freaking out and screaming and flying around my room like a bat.