RSS feed for daveyjenkins

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

  • Legend

    Legend 2015

    ★★ Rewatched 18 Aug, 2015

    Maybe the worst narration in all cinema? #luverlycuppatea

  • Far from Heaven

    Far from Heaven 2002

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Aug, 2015 1

    Realise this is officially indebted to Sirk, Stahl, Minnelli et al, but kept being reminded of Ozu, with Julianne Moore as a Noriko figure forced to internalise bitter emotions behind the smiles of a woman conforming the the sake of others. While I have very mild misgivings about the stylisation, not so much of the decor and costumes but the depiction of the small-town Connecticut chattering classes as paranoid wolf pack ready and waiting to pounce on one of their…

Popular reviews

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Oct, 2014 30

    No plot.
    No central character.
    No antagonist.
    No defined purpose for side characters.
    No threat.
    No three acts.
    No jokes.
    No punchlines.
    No explanations.
    No internal references.
    No catchphrases.
    No political polemical voice.
    No melodrama.
    No lessons.
    No beginning.
    No end.
    One of the best films ever made.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2015 7

    Very tempted to click the "I've seen this film before" tab.