B.S. Cronin

B.S. Cronin

Cinephile recording some thoughts.

Favorite films

  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Casino Royale
  • Good Time
  • True Grit

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  • It Comes at Night

    ★★★½

  • Ferrari

    ★★★

  • Infinity Pool

    ★★★

  • Poor Things

    ★★★½

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  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★½

    “The Thing” but with two families. Edgerton and Abbott are excellent. I’m allergic to sentimentality so I love how bleak this gets.

  • Ferrari

    Ferrari

    ★★★

    Adam Driver wears nice suits and broods behind his sunglasses. Cruz didn't need to go so hard but she did and she's excellent. I wish Jack O'Connell and McDreamy had more to do.

    The race at the end makes up for the melodrama in the first two acts. The cars and locations (Brescia, Campo Imperatore, Modena) are photographed beautifully. And the sound of their engines is catnip for a guy like me. The racing feels kinetic, immediate, real.

    Michael Mann forever!

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    I'm still mourning the loss of Tarantino's long time editor Sally Menke. All his films after her death have been plodding and overlong.

    This one is too, but I found this depiction of 1960's Hollywood irresistible... the clothes, the cars, the music on the radio. All the actors put on excellent performances and they are all extremely good looking.

    There's a melancholy but good-hearted vibe to the thing which I didn't expect from the director of "Deathproof". As disjointed as…

  • The Killer

    The Killer

    ★★★½

    Right off the bat, this movie gave me "American Psycho" vibes– we hear Fassbender's internal monologue justifying his actions as he prepares for an assassination. Fassbender is as icy and slick as you'd expect.

    There is something immensely satisfying about watching people who are good at their jobs. If you liked Fincher's iteration of "Dragon Tattoo," you'll enjoy this too. As with every Fincher I've seen, each shot feels carefully constructed and expertly stitched together.

    My issue is with the…

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