|60 39%||Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - Aug 11, 2019|
|70 62%||Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) - Aug 11, 2019
"A engaging tale of greed and self-delusion. From this film's reputation, I was honestly expecting more of an epic tale, when in actuality this film's focus is razor narrow. That's not a bad thing though, and I think I'll enjoy this film a lot more on rewatch. It's clearly a very good movie, the ending is fantastic, and Kinski's performance is particularly fascinating."
|57 31%||Mary Poppins Returns (2018) - Aug 10, 2019
"Not bad for a family film. It does a decent job of recreating the feeling of the original film without relying too heavily on nostalgia. Still, the narrative is very superficial and only really worth watching with children."
|60 39%||Unicorn Store (2017) - Aug 04, 2019
"A pleasant surprise. It's extremely well acted and has a great sense of humor. Unfortunately, it is let down by a generic and overly sappy ending. Still, there's a decent bit of fun to be had here."
|77 77%||Big Fish (2003) - Aug 01, 2019
"This is a movie that really captured my imagination as a child. And now, well over a decade later, I approach it with some of the same disillusionment as the son displays in this film.Today, I find that although some of the magic is lost for me now, it still packs an emotional punch and tells a phenomenal story."
|63 48%||Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - Jul 27, 2019
"It's a really fun premise and, visually, the film is a joy to watch. However, the best of the music is honestly heard within the first twenty minutes and in terms of narrative, the film kind of sinks among its multitude of literary and cinematic influences without really bringing anything new to the game (even the whole campy rock opera thing was done leagues better by rocky horror). Still, it's certainly a fun watch."
|50 22%||Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) - Jul 21, 2019|
|77 77%||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - Jul 07, 2019
"The animation is stunning, honestly some of the most innovative work I've seen (although unfortunately hampered slightly by the piss poor frame rate). As for the story, it tries to juggle a lot: superhero origin story, family comedy, and coming of age drama (at least). And the film's mostly successful! I was engaged in the characters, laughed frequently and teared up almost as often. There are some minor plot contrivances that sour the film slightly in retrospect, but it's definitely fantastic."
|67 53%||Annihilation (2018) - Jul 07, 2019
"As weird as it tries to be, it does feel rather formulaic. The whole team of scientists adventuring through a pseudo-fantastical land and overcoming conflict, both internal and external, until only one remains who faces a surrealistic climax with a metaphoric connection to her personal life - it's been done before and done better. That's not to say it's done badly here though. rather it's at least decently executed and does still make for an engaging and thought-provoking, if unmemorable, watch."
|50 22%||The Rainmaker (1997) - Jun 30, 2019
"An inoffensive but generic and predictable underdog story in the style of a legal drama. The romance subplot can feel a bit forced at times, but besides that it's definitely at least watchable."