Nathan Harrison

Favorites listed here are the last four movies I’ve watched & rated 5 stars. I’m stingy with that grade! (Usually.)

Favorite films

  • Inland Empire
  • Memoria
  • Serial Mom
  • Dersu Uzala

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  • The Falls

    ★★★★

  • Warriors of the Year 2072

    ★★★

  • The Phantom

    ★★★★

  • Highlander

    ★★★

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  • The Mask of Zorro

    The Mask of Zorro

    ★★★★

    Anthony Hopkins, dying, clasping Antonio Banderas & Catherine Zeta-Jones' hands together:

    "I just want you to know… I think… it would be incredible… if… you boned~~ 🥀💀"

    Addendum: there are at least 3 times that a mountain lion’s scream gets edited into the sound FX bed of a fiery explosion, which is very unnecessary and also rules

  • Atlas Shrugged: Part I

    Atlas Shrugged: Part I

    Ah, yes: Succession for dipshits. Delightfully terrible in every way. None of it makes any goddamn sense, even under the umbrella of laissez-faire capitalism that Rand espoused. The only “shackles” on these would-be titans are how phenomenally poorly they understand everything, including 101 economics. A character in this is named “Balph Eubank”, however, which is excellent. All Republicans should be given the honorary first name Balph.

    Was the lookbook for the male lead just screengrabs of Alec Baldwin as Jack…

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  • The Falls

    The Falls

    ★★★★

    A hypertext document in linear shape, incidentally answering the question What if Guy Maddin invented the SCP Foundation?

    Pulls off being both bite-size and ponderous, using its exhaustiveness & the testing of a viewer’s patience as just more layers of cruft committing to the bureaucratic bit. Funny, creepy, often feeling built from found parts— of course the Brothers Quay would turn up involved in this too.

    Really enjoyed the cumulative effect of [REDACTED]-themed ephemera creeping in around the edges & eventually spotlit…

  • Warriors of the Year 2072

    Warriors of the Year 2072

    ★★★

    Thought this was surely a post-apoc future-gladiator thing, given how it leans into the naming convention of so much Italian post-apoc fare, but it’s merely a dystopian future-gladiator thing. Also fine, but I missed seeing ruins of the future that post-apoc always promises.

    This does offer a Blade Runner-ified skyline of Rome in miniature tho, which the movie is so proud of, it shows off the same long dolly shot of it 2.5 times (pretty sure the third is played…

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  • Theodore Rex

    Theodore Rex

    There’s never as much info on movies like this as I want. Who cares how and why The Godfather was made, I need to understand why Theodore Rex exists! At least give us a kernel like with Tammy & the T-Rex, i.e. ”we had access to a dino robot for a week or two & every shooting location was 15 mins from my house.” Was there a firesale on puppet costumes from the TV show Dinosaurs? Did somebody’s cyberpunk spec script get…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Good god. What a ramshackle affair this is. Whichever puppetmaster is to blame, Abrams or Disney, this is an almost DCU-level “please no one” franchise entry. I think JJ Abrams has fine chops for getting things rolling — see: LOST, the first Star Trek reboot, The Force Awakens — but much less talent for ending them. That alone would be a major problem for this movie. (And I think is why so much of this feels like a mishmash of…