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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    a detective movie less about the case than the absolute, irresolvable psychological agony of obsession and failure.

  • He Got Game

    He Got Game

    ★★★★

    a father uses his son as a vessel for all his suffering, burdens and hopes. "it's biblical." "yeah, no kidding."

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    maybe movies were a mistake. one of the most astonishing, eccentric performers of all time and this is the insipid, formulaic garbage you give him? any interest in the nuances and artistry of queen takes a backseat to making their lives and works fit into a Greatest Hits rise and fall biopic; watch as a painfully self-conscious performance stumbles through a barely dramatized wikipedia overview in between montages of songs you like being simplified into little digestible, lowest-common-denominator origin stories…

  • Patriots Day

    Patriots Day

    a feature length adaptation of blue lives matter twitter and that one interview article where mark wahlberg said he'd have single-handedly prevented 9/11 had he been on one of the hijacked planes