RSS feed for Rich

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★½

    There's so much to say, but I'll keep in short under the assumption that I'll likely be writing about this again in the coming weeks. Driver is magnificent, in a really subdued and subtle way that would be easy to overlook if he doesn't really shoulder pretty much all of the film (alongside Marvin the dog in what is truly the starmaking performance on display here), and I'm a sucker for poetry, the way the film slows down and makes us re-read or reassemble. It's just so, enchanting, so well constructed, and just so poetic.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★½

    Even better than I recall, and gains a bit by being able to know what to look for earlier on in the film. It's paced and established nicely to begin with, but it really does force you to examine the background, and that ending scene is still so effective. The score stood out a lot more to me this time, which I imagine channels some older horror films that I'm more unfamiliar with, and the role that adults play, or don't play, in the narrative. Really strong, really impressive, I should watch AMERICAN SLEEPOVER.

Popular reviews

More
  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★

    Still wrestling with parts of this, but my biggest hurdle is distinguishing how much I admire it and how much I actually like what the film is doing or the ideas at which it probes. The first portion I can answer pretty confidently, the visual style serving to accentuate the experience and give the viewer a closeness to Saul and his thought process, while also kind of carrying us through the film, the second portion I'm less sure about. The…

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★½

    The cinematic equivalent of spending an afternoon with a loud fourteen year old bronie inside of a Hot Topic.