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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    100

    Whenever I revisit Miami Vice, my love for cinema is rekindled, ignited like a cool-blue flame. It's so enrapturing, you just want to throw your arms forward and jump head-first into the screen.

    Michael Mann is a poet of impressions. In the director's cut, he begins the film with a boat race torn between layers of water and air. Then, a nightclub rooftop illuminated by a magenta sky. And the smear of blood on the asphalt after a suicide…

  • A Mighty Wind

    A Mighty Wind

    ★★★½

    70

    The weakest of the three Christopher Guest mockumentaries, but surprisingly tender and empathetic towards its characters, and every cast member is batting a thousand, especially Fred Willard. Every time he was on screen, I started to laugh.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    15

    Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.

    Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!

    JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?

    RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?

    JJ: Me. I…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    92

    [Removed by admins.]

    Letterboxd didn't approve of my original review wishing for the return of The Basterds and the swift, brutal end of fascism in 2019 America so here's this:

    MOVIE GOOD.

    NAZIS BAD.