The Lost City of Z Obsessively Obsesses over Obsession

A movie that grabs you and doesn’t let go.

XXX: Return of Xander Cage Is Candy

I remember the first time I watched XXX (2002) fondly. I was 8 years old when it first came out, a bit too young to see it in the theaters. I saw it sometime after on DVD in Joey Marx’s basement. I remember feeling like I was sneaking something. It’s rated PG-13, but it’s an… Continue reading XXX: Return of Xander Cage Is Candy

Paterson Is Okay With Being Okay

Paterson has many elements I love to find in a film: a commitment to exploring mundane, everyday life, and dry humor. Paterson has tremendously little plot. Jim Jarmusch’s previous film Only Lovers Left Alive is similarly plotless. The filmmaker clearly favors character over narrative. However where Only Lovers’ plotlessness is deliberately slow, Paterson proceeds at… Continue reading Paterson Is Okay With Being Okay

Sam & Chris’ Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2016

Sam and Chris rank their top 5 films of 2016.

Fantastic Beasts is a Fantastic Feast, Warts and All

Fantastic Beasts, while genuinely enjoyable, has some serious flaws.