|81 85%||Hud (1963) - Apr 11, 2021
"The four leads are absolutely great but Newman is the standout. His moral ambiguity never runs too far one way and it's easy to cheer for him in spite of his flaws (and the terrible things he does do)."
|69 71%||The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) - Apr 09, 2021
"Normal Marvel problems notwithstanding, (shoehorned action, bad humor, plug-and-play plot melodrama...) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the best television show that Marvel has made since Jessica Jones. The characters are still super strong and holy hell the writers are trying to tackle racism, might be a bit oversimplified but they are trying."
|67 69%||Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) - Apr 09, 2021
"By the sixth outing, you already know what these movies are. This is another one of those and it's still pretty good: Tom Cruise is still Tom Cruise, the action is arguably as good as ever, and the plot rarely falls into hamfistedness. Although I was disappointed by Henry Cavill even though that mustache will be forever remembered for tanking the awful Justice League movie."
|45 47%||Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) - Apr 05, 2021
"Do we really need this gobbledygook plot to get Godzilla and King Kong punching each other? The problem with all these monster movies is that someone feels the need to include human characters who do nothing but waste time that could be spent setting up the fights or the fights themselves. The monster fights end up being pretty decent for what they are but they are interrupted by long periods of boring human characters, obvious plot developments, and nonsensical motivations. "
|25 22%||Full House (1987) - Mar 19, 2021
"The Olsen twins were charismatic child actresses, regardless of what happened after this show. That said, my complaints about Full House can be summed up by listening to the admittedly catchy intro sequence. It yearns for a simpler time (which was never simple), features a bunch of wholesome moments (which are based on outdated ideals which never made sense, even in their own time), and peddles traditional values (which might as well by a synonym for oppressive)."
|51 53%||Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) - Mar 04, 2021
"One of the better lesser-known Godzilla villains. I'm not sure whether the smog monster got better or worse over time but it is criminal how forgotten he is in the Godzilla mythos."
|43 44%||Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) - Mar 04, 2021
"Godzilla: Final Wars is not a great movie, even by cheesy Godzilla standards. However, I will drop everything and watch this movie anytime to see Godzilla destroy the abomination that is the American Godzilla (Zilla) in a scene that lasts 15 seconds."
|90 94%||In Cold Blood (1967) - Feb 16, 2021
"In Cold Blood is a relentless tale of neo-nior crime set against the small towns of America. The editing is nearly seamless, weaving something that is less film and more a tapestry of tragedy unfolding in real time. The quiet sounds of everyday life creep in, a constant reminder of the impact of the killing and the humanity lost. The acting is superb and the writing far ahead of it's time in sympathizing with what could be irredeemable villains. All in all just a great film."
|43 44%||WandaVision (2021) - Feb 13, 2021
"WandaVision is the first time I've had serious doubts about a Marvel Studios property. I've enjoyed some productions more than others but none felt terribly offensive or worse than a decent time waste. WandaVision is creepy and disturbing and not in a way that the show-runners intended. For the first time ever I was actively rooting for the people the writers coded as villains and for very justifiable reasons. I am now left wondering if Marvel hasn't actually been The Boys the entire time."
|43 44%||Constantine (2005) - Feb 10, 2021
"Constantine is very interesting in fits and starts but pretty so-so in between. I think the biggest problem is the editing, which slows down the pace during a lot of the dialogue and the acting. I do like Keanu but during this period in his career no one had a clue how to use him properly and he sucks here. I also have to say the effects are great, in spite of their age."