Hacksaw Ridge

I didn’t really know what to expect going into this, as I didn’t know this story, and what a surprising one — to the point where when it does happen (saving multiple soldiers on the battlefield) it comes off as Hollywood grandstanding, but learning it pretty much happened like that was eye-opening. As for the […]


This was great. Sure, Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favorite actors, so I already tend to like stuff he’s in (like last year’s Nocturnal Animals), but this was also a discovery for me of director Jean-Marc Vallée, and now I really need to watch his previous films, Wild and Dallas Buyers Club. But yeah, […]

Something Wild

This is still such a fun movie. Kicking off with a theme song by Talking Heads, and then just a great soundtrack overall (and then The Feelies performing some great covers during the high-school reunion scene). Melanie Griffith was never better, and it’s fun seeing young Jeff Daniels like this. Definitely worth revisiting.