RSS feed for Japeman

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

    Henry Gamble's Birthday Party 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 May, 2016

    It's great to see a movie about characters who are Christians (though this is by no means a "Christian" film in the traditional sense) that doesn't shove their whole "you must believe in God, all others are sinners!" rhetoric down our god damn throats. Don't get me wrong, there is obviously a little bit of that but this is a film very much about Christianity that doesn't OVERLY preach and portrays Christians warts and all, as human, flawed individuals like…

  • Scherzo Diabolico

    Scherzo Diabolico 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 May, 2016

    This was really good stuff, anchored by a fine performance by the lovely Daniela Soto Vell as the teenaged schoolgirl kidnapped by one of her dad's employees.

    You'd expect this movie from the director of the very divisive "Here Comes the Devil" to be slow and methodical and, while it is methodical, the film is anything but slow as it moves at a lightning fast pace (even with the classical music soundtrack).

    This film was pretty great. Great acting, gore…

Popular reviews

More
  • Lost River

    Lost River 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2015

    Production designed like a motherforker and gorgeously, eerily filmed, Ryan Gosling's much ballyhooed directorial debut "Lost River" is a masterpiece and one of the great cinematic discoveries of 2015 so far (though, to be fair, I've known of the movie for years, since it was first announced as "How to Catch a Monster").

    Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" plays a single mom who gets a job at a seedy club that is kind of like a circus of violence for…

  • Somewhere

    Somewhere 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2012

    I love this film. It's easily my favorite film of 2010. Elle Fanning is riveting, Dorff gives the performance of his career (ok, that's not saying much) and while it's more-or-less a companion piece to "Lost in Translation", it's also Coppola's nod to Antonioni. Love it.