RSS feed for Joshua

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    ★★★★½

    I want Viggo to teach me about life and drive me around on a bus named Steve.

  • Patriots Day

    Patriots Day

    ★★½

    I would have rather had us focus more on the little guys that did the tough, exhausting work (we see one of those that is going through tons of footage to find suspects) instead of Marky Mark playing a fake character that by definition can't accomplish very much. The action was directed well but we didn't get enough characterization on anyone to make this worth making over a more accurate documentary.

Popular reviews

More
  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Not a film that ever feels scary, but I left the cinema uneasy anyway. The mood is masterfully set, as always, by David Fincher and his frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score and lighting can turn scenes that seem straight out of a romantic comedy into something foreboding. But this film isn't afraid to be funny either. It is definitely Fincher's most comical work and dark humor seems to be something he can do very well.

    The…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    Jake Gyllenhaal terrified me in this. I was constantly made uncomfortable by him. But really, the true villain of this piece is the media. Between this and Gone Girl, the news has become the BIg Bad of 2014.