RSS feed for Josh

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The commentary with Scott Weinberg, Eric Sneider and others convinced me to like this slightly more that I did upon first viewing; for example, the film is a metaphor for the idea that death is following us all and will inevitably get to all of us. The fact that none of us truly want to grow up - we just want to remain young forever, as the characters in this film wish for. Or, the more obvious subtext, a metaphor…

  • A Most Violent Year

    A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★ Watched 11 Jul, 2015

    This film commits one of the biggest crimes any film can commit - it just wasn't interesting. I can deal with a slow, methodical pace - in fact, many of my favorite films are slow burns. But they have to at least be interesting. I give this one 2 stars because it did try something different (spoiler) but even still, didn't have a strong enough plot surrounding it to make me care. Even the leads - two of my favorite…

Popular reviews

  • Shame

    Shame 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2012

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not exactly the most uplifting movie I've ever seen, still this was a powerful, intense and really absorbing story. While one of the more depressing films I've ever seen, it was also exhilirating to watch due to the craft and creativity put into it.

    Fassbender's performance really made the film as did its methodical pace and confident directing. Carey Mulligan was really good also. You could definitely feel the pain of both characters.

    Brandon was just a miserable man, somebody…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 14

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I haven't been this undecided and mixed on a movie in a long time. I was really frustrated and disappointed by certain aspects of this yet there were other pieces that I really liked. On top of that, there were probably about 3 or 4 absolutely amazing scenes that really upped the ante and were unlike anything I had seen. Zack Snyder obviously wanted to go big and epic here and he really delivers on that end.

    My biggest complaint…