|70 62%||Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978) - Jun 08, 2019
"Very funny. It doesn't quite hit the jokes per minute count of the absurdist comedy classics and it lacks any coherent narrative plotline. Still, I cracked up laughing pretty frequently, the film plays around with its concept satisfyingly, and it cleverly utilizes its limited budget for great comedic effect. "
|67 53%||Predator (1987) - May 27, 2019
"Fun, effective 80s action movie. I particularly like the shift from soldiers as hunters to soldiers as hunted and how quickly the entire cast of soldiers was uniquely characterized and had their interpersonal relationships established. However, the latter made the ending's focus on Schwarzenegger, who honestly isn't a very good actor and was by far the least interesting of the crew, rather disappointing."
|40 12%||Madman (1982) - May 27, 2019
"Decently shot, and the ending theme is an absolute banger. There's not much else here. The characters are all completely uninteresting, but not as uninteresting as the titular madman who's given no discernible motivation or reason for existing outside of a campfire story.And the hot tub scene was such a pain to sit through."
|40 12%||X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - May 13, 2019|
|60 39%||X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) - May 13, 2019|
|70 62%||The Mule (2018) - May 13, 2019
"I don't know if Clint Eastwood plays an old kook so well because he's a great actor or because he's an old kook himself now. Either way, he's a joy to watch here. The Mule's plot is nothing special and definitely takes some creative liberties with how cartels operate, but it's a surprisingly good movie. Small touches like Eastwood's character's fondness for flowers and his desire to travel off the beaten path, in spite of the risks of his new occupation, really breathe life into this script. "
|47 17%||Aquaman (2018) - May 13, 2019
"The narrative is straight trash, filled with cliches and absurdities. However, the directing is competent enough and there are enough funny (more often unintentionally, than not) lines to make it an entertaining watch. If it played into the camp a lot more, it could have been a good movie."
|57 31%||If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) - May 09, 2019
"It's stylish, well acted, and starts strong, but is ultimately disappointing. The narrative lacks subtlety and is far too limited in scope - several interesting plotlines beyond the relationship of the principle couple (such as the conflict with the overly-Christian mother) fizzle out without conclusion, and even the relationship plot is resolved anticlimactically."
|77 77%||Free Solo (2018) - May 09, 2019
"A thrilling documentary about a fascinating and unbelievable niche of mountain climbing. The documentary avoids falling into the inauthentic feel-good traps of lesser nature/sports documentaries and I appreciate the film's inclusion of not just the climb but the difficulties of filming it."
|70 62%||Avengers: Endgame (2019) - May 09, 2019
"A fun and exciting conclusion to the infinity war saga. The various parallel plotlines are balanced a bit better than Infinity War. Overall though, the narrative doesn't hold the same surprises as IW and the climax isn't quite as engaging, but it's still as fun as ever."