Some Like It Hot (1959)

The two most important things to know about movie critics are:


Take a look at any best movie list by professional critics, and the standard cross-dressing scam movies are bound to be there. Drag queen movies don't generally make it because the men have to be cross-dressing due to some situational necessity, not just because they personally like it.

As far as critical-darling cross-dressing movies go, this is the least stupid one, although by Billy Wilder or Jack Lemon standards it's pretty weak.



Undone - Season One

I watch Amazon Prime a fair deal, but all they ever advertize me is the Jonas Brothers reunion. In the last year I have received publicity for pretty much nothing else. I have no idea why their algorithm thinks that's the only thing I would ever want to watch. Judging from the laborious animation technique and cast and hot show creator, Undone must have cost a fortune, but Prime decided that it just wasn't worth advertizing Undone or any other show when I could be watching this 00s boy band thing I've been trying to ignore for what seems like an eternity.

Anyway, this is very good with beautiful visuals, and well-written characters, and excellent performances from everyone. Also it's very sad so don't watch it unless you want to be bummed out.



Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

It's too Star Trek to work as an action movie. It's too much of an action movie to deal with the Star-Trekish premise in any satisfying way.

THAT BEING SAID, I'm currently living in a city with rapid gentrification, and seeing paradise destroyed by a bunch of miserable people with ugly plastic surgery faces does strike a chord with me.



Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

There's a reason they say that you should think of a good ending and work backwards. It's always a shame when a really good book fizzles out at the end.



Ghostbusters II (1989)

The thing about Ghostbusters II is, even though it's not good, it's still pretty good.



Whiplash (2014)

It's fun to watch J.K. Simmons be mean to people. There's also some kind of message at the end, but I don't remember what it was.



Twin Peaks - Season 1

Finally got around to watching this. It's pretty good when it's not teenagers making long speeches about their emotions.



The Lost World Jurassic Park (1997)

This was much better than I remembered! It doesn't have much of a story and feels completely pointless BUT it's got a lot of extremely good Spielberg action sequences. Like an Indiana Jones movie if Indiana Jones wasn't looking for anything but stuff kept happening anyway.



Arrival (2016)

Better than Contact.