James Patrick

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Favorite films

  • Ghostbusters
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Paris, Texas

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  • Eskimo Nell

    ★★½

  • Seven Women for Satan

    ★★★

  • Hercules and the Captive Women

    ★★½

  • Take Me Home Tonight

    ★★★½

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  • Eskimo Nell

    Eskimo Nell

    ★★½

    This had something going. And then the premise just fell apart. The films within the film were so bad that it couldn't complete the payoff of the industry gag. You needed to think these filmmakers had some talent (SPOILER: they don't). It's such a tricky line in these types of comedies and Eskimo Nell couldn’t keep its head. 

    In fact, the films w/in the film were amateurish to a degree that the sex farce/industry satire became utterly vignette-based. The funny…

  • Seven Women for Satan

    Seven Women for Satan

    ★★★

    This must have been banned in France for being kinda dull. The sex and sadism isn’t exactly as scandalous as its reputation would suggest. In between the (inadvertently?) comic lady killings, 7 WOMEN lacks the visual style to bridge the horror/sadism setpieces with any real flavor. The women are, of course, gorgeous — and the Count ultra creepy. Pretty standard Eurotrash dynamic. The atonal music and humor threaten us with the prospect of bonkers cinema that never really manifests. Invoking…

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  • My Blue Heaven

    My Blue Heaven

    ★★★½

    This may not be a great movie. Or even a very good one. There's sloggy bits and moments of pure dramatic contrivance.

    And yet...

    There's still Steve Martin doing an intentionally hammy New York Italian accent and antagonizing everyone he knows with wit and tasteless bespoke suits. 

    And that's enough for me.

  • Beach Blanket Bingo

    Beach Blanket Bingo

    ★★½

    I had fun, but at what cost to my worldview?