RSS feed for JohnQuinn

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • Big Eyes 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Dec, 2014 1

    DCP: Looks like Burton let the writers, actors, and the DP do all the work for him. There isn't a single frame in this movie that tells you this is a Burton film. Maybe that's a good thing considering his track record for the past 15 years. But damn it, this movie looks like it was shot on an iPhone half the time with daytime shots looking rather blown out. It more looked like a PBS film from the 80's…

  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990

    ★★★★ Rewatched 04 Dec, 2014

    35mm: What a joy to see this movie on the huge wide screen of the Egyptian Theatre - with writer Daniel Waters and Andrew Dice Clay in person. Dice never saw this movie in the theater (the premiere was cancelled) so this was his first time seeing it with a crowd.
    Great wild ensemble cast, gorgeous neon1980's cinematography, and Wayne Newton as a villian!

Popular reviews

More
  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Dec, 2012 3

    Tarantino is so good that even Jamie Fox can't ruin this movie.
    Hilarious, bloody, intense, epic. Exactly what you'd expect from a slave movie / Western from Quentin Tarantino. I had high expectations and this film met them. Always a good year when there's a film from this writer/director to remind us how good movies can be - and should be.

  • Colombiana 2011

    ★½ Watched 14 May, 2012

    It starts off okay but by the end of the final fight, I hated this movie.
    Once again - the BOURNE SUPREMACY "style" is present here: action scenes where you can't tell what is going on due to the tight close-ups and quick cutting.
    The worst scene was the final fight. The whole film builds to this moment - and then we are treated to shots that don't last more than half a second. The camera crosses the line from…