Crimes of the Future
Seems to promise more than it ultimately delivers/is somewhat anticlimactic but there's definitely some interesting themes here, the performances are top notch, the atmosphere is damn effective and all Cronenberg fans will most likely welcome his return to the body horror subgenre he helped define with his early work.
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Undeniably entertaining and occasionally endearingly bizarre, also impressive how it manages to balance elements from multiple genres but ultimately a bit too silly and self-consciously quirky to make me praise it as a masterpiece, even if I understand why so many people are doing just that.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe
For the record, I enjoyed the 2011 B&B "reboot". Was way funnier than I expected it'd be and I actually liked the gimmick of having them comment on shitty MTV reality shows since that was all the channel had been showing for quite some time and it's not like those characters would start watching something else. But this mostly feels like what some folks accused the reboot of being: out of touch. The sci-fi angle feels forced, running gags like Beavis talking to Siri wear thin and it mostly feels like it's trying to be a big epic movie which counteracts the endearing minimalism of the show ("Do America" also wasn't as good as the show but at least seemed someone plausible, as OTT as it was). Still amusing if you're a fan but not as good as I was expecting.
Not awful but definitely disappointing after Peele's first 2 films. There's some good ideas and interesting themes here but unfortunately they're mostly undone by uninteresting/unlikable characters, poor CGI (the folks praising the alien design must have been high as shit while watching this), a subplot involving Yuen’s character that's frustratingly underdeveloped and anticlimactic and characters making decisions that frankly don't make any sense (like Wincott's character, for example). It's also somewhat ironic that arguably the best and creepiest scene in the movie (where Kaluuya investigates some activity in his indoor horse arena) turns out to be a classic case of mischievous misdirection on the part of the filmmaker- I sorta appreciated it at the time but it ultimately makes the actual antagonist less scary by comparison.
Appreciate the atmosphere, audacity and originality but wish it explored more visceral horror (like the scene with a strange naked man wandering around outside the main character's house- truly unnerving) instead of the OTT surrealistic symbolism we wind up with. The use of Kinnear as multiple antagonists was a nice touch though.
Pretty fun and more creative than your standard slasher but ultimately winds up treading familiar territory. Using Goth in the dual role was a nice touch and it's definitely worth a watch if you're a slasher fan but I can't shake the feeling that it could have been better.
Seems to be too much focus on bits involving wild animals attacking the boys' junk but you basically know what you're getting here. They may be older and therefore a bit more feeble (Knoxville pretty much repeats his bullfighter stunt from the first film and gets far more ####ed up this time) but they certainly haven't matured (assume most fans wouldn't have it any other way).
Pretty lame. Takes the realistic gritty approach used by Nolan even further and that's not necessarily a good thing (notable that "The Dark Knight" is the only Nolan Batman movie I liked and it was mostly due to Ledger) so that it barely resembles the comic. Pattinson's emo Bruce Wayne was laughable and the 3 villains didn't seem anything like any versions I ever saw in the comics.
Farrell at least gave a good performance (impressive makeup too) as did Turturro (who's always good) but they both were mostly just playing generic mobsters (Farrell seemed to be doing a De Niro impression) and those 2 performances are the only real compliments I can give the movie. Both Pattinson and Kravitz were dull and Dano was shockingly awful (definitely the worst performance I've seen from him). But the biggest problem is that it manages to be a superhero movie which is a 3 whopping hours of NO FUN. Made me appreciate how Nolan was able to balance grittiness while still being true to the comics (at least in TDK). Also made me appreciate the Burton versions even more and yes, even the Schumacher because while they were stupid, at least they were fun and kinda seemed like the comics. So like the Phoenix "Joker" movie good performances but not much else.