2018

Vice

Vice

How do you watch and enjoy a movie about deplorable people? The Mother Theresa story this ain't. But when you think about it, Vice is hardly alone in having us revel in...
Annihilation

Annihilation

I spent entirely too long not seeing Annihilation. I mean, I have Ex Machina on DVD. DVD! And this is that but like way different. But both are directed by Alex Garland...
Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

You know what accent is hard to pull off? Pull off without sounding completely ridiculous? Or like without sounding like a dumb vampire? A Russian accent. And what...
Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale

There is a weird, rambling quality to Bad Time at the El Royale. As if the title and the 140-minute runtime weren't enough of a clue, its feels like in a perfect...
A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

I recall seeing the trailer for this movie and being intrigued. After watching movies and television shows that take crime super-seriously, it's always cool to see...
Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked

I read the novel on which this movie is based. I didn't really like it. So, to summarize, I decided to waste 90 minutes of my life watching a film based on a book...
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

For the forty-millionth time, I will claim not to be a superhero guy. Or an animation guy for that matter. But Hipster Jr. Jr. has dragged me into the world of Marvel...
White Boy Rick

White Boy Rick

In yet another film where the most remarkable thing is Matthew McConaughey's wig, I can't help but feel that squishing the life story of a single human into 111...
BlacKkKlamnsman

BlacKkKlansman

It turns out I've seen quite a few Spike Lee movies over the years. The first one was School Daze back in 1988. The second I saw in the theater was Do the Right Thing...
mid90s

mid90s

Full disclosure: I was a full-fledged adult in the mid-nineties. I had graduated college, moved to NYC and had a job and an apartment and everything. Despite this...
Unsane

Unsane

Steven Soderbergh, the man behind the Ocean’s movies and all sorts of other commercial-type stuff both decent and not as much, is now apparently an “experimental”...
A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

It’s always nice when they tell you right in the title what the movie is about. In this case, the world has actually become a quiet place. Or at least the corner of...
Hold the Dark

Hold the Dark

Man, I’m super-torn about Hold the Dark. Well, not torn so much as confused. It’s a literally dark movie filled with symbolism and lots and lots of wolf stuff that...
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

This is ostensibly a Coen Brothers movie. But, honestly, I debated whether to stick it under the television or movies category. I mean, I think it was entered in...
Beirut

Beirut

No matter what show or movie he’s in Jon Hamm will always be Don Draper. Even when he plays a dufus or another dufus or tries to sell me a Mercedes or tax services...
Tag

Tag

What else are airplanes for other than to watch stupid fucking movies? I mean, would I actually pay to stream this movie at home, or, god forbid, buy an actual...
Blockers

Blockers

This is a smart movie. Okay, it's kind of a dumb fucking movie, but the concept of mashing up a teen sex comedy and one of those adult caper comedies is pure marketing...
Game Night

Game Night

It seems like there used to be movies like Game Night made on the regular. The R-rated (or hard PG-13), adult pseudo action-comedy that mixes witty repartee with a...