• Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

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

    Woman tries to solve rape by going into the houses of men who plan on raping her and explaining to them why rape is bad. I can't suspend my disbelief that this goes the way the movie says it goes, i.e. largely smoothly. Denial is the name of the game with this type of conversation. Why aren't all the tally marks red?

    Promising Young Woman uses the trappings of a rape-revenge movie to unearth the futility of seeking revenge. Your…

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    throughout the entire movie i was like ok marriage is not for me. then the last scene happened and now i am like maybe marriage is good actually

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

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

    i knew when they started that zoom that the guy's blood was going to look like the damn uncut gem

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    when someone draws a face with x's for eyes on a mirror, that's symbolism for somebody getting x's for eyes in real life

  • Secretary

    Secretary

    this is so sweet and loving . . . . . cried twice (when he tells her she should start walking home from work and when he shows up with the milkshake).

    montage was abrupt, the horse roleplay is completely out of place, and news coverage of the 'hunger strike' is a bizarre turn -- but who cares. what a nice movie

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    The suspenseless, miserable transition music gave this movie a dismal wash. If this is a comedy. Where is the joyful clown music. Where are the beautiful colors. Where are the fun surprises. For context I'm sad because of the weather

  • Caché

    Caché

    friendship ended with MICHAEL HANEKE. now MICHAEL HANEKE EXPLAINER THREADS are my best friend

  • Misery

    Misery

    (Have not read this book so I don't have that context.)

    Found this movie engaging and fun, then went to sleep and had nightmare about family members keeping me in a Misery-like situation. This is maybe one of my worst nightmares: someone having complete access to you and your mind, forcing you to do things with your mind. Some people might come away from this movie with interesting thoughts about fandom and obligation but I came away with the dull…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    watched this movie and immediately invented the ATM

  • Topsy-Turvy

    Topsy-Turvy

    fun & visually stunning rehearsal and show scenes. i was generally bouncing along enjoying it for this reason until the end, where i wept....... "you can't help it..... you light up the world"

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    this was at first incredibly frightening and exciting and then dragged. for a movie called "funny games," there are very few fun psychological games........ hard no on the remote section: ok, we're all voyeurs, we know, we're watching a scary movie. oh noo.... i win by killing myself aka turning off the movie..... ok. maybe i am stunted to not care about this. i appreciate how unpleasant the boys look with their tiny shorts and silly haircuts. main guy has…

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

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

    To be fair, this movie presses lots of my buttons: motivational speakers, game shows, grown-up children...... Incredible dialogue, incredible performances from the entire cast. I had never seen Tom Cruise in anything before besides Tropic Thunder and Risky Business and now I know what he looks like and also I love him. Perfect vibrating energy, muscling through it.

    Lessons? Your actions matter. Some things you can't take back. Your actions will affect how you die, who you die with. Listen…