RSS feed for MongooseCmr

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★½ Watched 16 Mar, 2016

    The film itself is fine enough, a less profound 2001 and a less verbose/exciting Ghost in the Shell (though a less talkative GitS sounds better than Ex Machina is). The one big takeaway as a film watcher is how big a role music plays in my appreciation of a movie. Specifically how bad music drains the drama and lessens the impact of every story beat here. It's got every 21st century score cliche: aimless post-rock strumming, Eno-lite choirs and vaguely…

  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II 1974

    ★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    Large family party at the opening
    People asking the Don for favors
    Untrustworthy captain
    Strangulation murder in a bar
    Messy shootout in the street
    Extended sequence in a foreign country that nobody really remembers
    Murder set to religious ceremony
    Idiot brothers not seeing a setup when it stares them in the face
    Door closing on woman's face
    Anthony Jr. dooming his family by playing with them
    Tom merely existing
    O R A N G E S
    Cross cutting multiple murders…

Popular reviews

More
  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet 1968

    Added 8

    Really? No reviews on how you got to see a girl's tits in your 9th grade English class? Shit, letterboxd, get it together

  • After the Ball

    After the Ball 1897

    Watched 11 Mar, 2013 2

    They say up to 75% of silent films have been destroyed. All those fat, misshapen asses, lost, like tears in the rain.