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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    “Dad, today I made a plan.”

    It’s absolutely fucking absurd that Song Kang-Ho did not get any Oscar attention for his role in this film. He gives the most expressive, wide-ranging performance of the year. I mean, the entire ensemble is outstanding (I think I’ve already said how terrific Cho Yeo-jeong’s comedic performance is) but Song is the emotional center of this film both in its funniest and it’s most tragic moments. Also, after five viewings (I know) of this…

  • Bad Boys for Life

    Bad Boys for Life

    ★★★

    Three thoughts I had during this movie:

    1) Think of the best possible cameo that this movie could have. Yeah, they got it. (No, not ** ******. The other one.)

    2) Honestly a little disappointed at how smooth the action in this film felt– it was like they wanted to sand down the edges of Bayhem into something a little more palatable. Which is impressive! But Bad Boys should be the kind of dumb action movie where a bunch of…

  • Goldman v Silverman

    Goldman v Silverman

    I hate Times Square bcuz of the Silver man, he was disgusting, i hate him with my life, he doesnot leave the gold man alone

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★½

    I had never seen this movie before but my friends Jocey and Celia insisted I had to, and I’m so glad I did. :) The “Make ‘Em Laugh” sequence has been something I’ve known and loved for years, and I can’t believe I was depriving myself of the rest of this film for so long. Gorgeous, vibrant, joyful, funny, and cornball in all the best ways. 

    And the dancing! A beautiful physicality that is all but gone from modern film…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been wanting to rewatch this every day since I first saw it and it was just as rewarding as I thought it would be. 2:20PM on a Thursday and the theater was still full, the reactions were still audible and powerful. It feels weird for this movie to have come out so late in the award season, as it feels like the kind of thing that should’ve taken over the last few months of our collective discourse, but it…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

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

    Took me like a week to finish rewatching this and then I totally forgot I did last night.

    It’s fine. A very fun movie that seems unnecessarily long and feels like multiple movies squashed together. The entire Sharon Tate storyline feels completely pointless and like it serves no purpose besides setting up a predictable violent confrontation for the ending (which should have involved Sharon Tate as a fighter herself, if you ask me. I’m shocked that people have called the…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    Fuck!!!!!!

    This film is absolutely gorgeous. One of the best shot films of the year. Also one of the most grueling, disorienting, claustrophobic, psychotic films of the year. I’m not sure I even know what really happened, but I was captivated the entire time. I’m sure Dafoe and the cinematographer are gonna get shafted through awards season, but I hope they’re both proud of their work. Shit. I really hope we get to see Eggers’ Nosferatu.

  • Moonstruck

    Moonstruck

    ★★★½

    I liked this movie just alright until the final scene, where everything came together so beautifully! A little shocked Cher won an Oscar for this role but I’m glad she has it!

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★

    The biggest mystery in this movie is why a broke man who lives in Silver Lake supposedly is going to The Last Bookstore, which is downtown, "all the time."

    I think I agree with the take of how poorly the women in this film are shot (yes, even past it being "the point" of the movie) and have enjoyed a nice afternoon of reading various takes on this movie because of how unsatisfying its wrap up was (which also is…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★½

    Truly outstanding competence! With a wonderful ending! A simple, familiar-feeling story made as masterfully as humanly possible. Vincent Van Gogh painting the cool S.

  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    ★★★

    “There’s no audience for that side of the story.”

    Having real Three Billboards syndrome as I watch this a second time and go "wait... uh... why did I like this a lot the first time."

    Somehow, this movie feels both too general and too specific. All the shots they take at Fox are couched in jokes, so they feel kind of toothless and secondary, and all the movie has to say about corporate sexism seems so focused that it feels…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★½

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

    In my previous 'review' of the movie I said that I knew I wasn't going to watch this movie again– but then the WGA sent out an email with a link to a digital screener, so I said fuck it and put it on. I liked it even less! And what's worse, is that because I was watching in the comfort of my own home, I started just writing notes about things I didn't like, which is an incredibly poisonous…