Bailey Parkinson

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Favorite films

  • Gravity
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Dunkirk
  • Shame

Recent activity

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  • Men

  • The Black Phone

  • Bullet Train

  • School of Rock

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  • Men

    Men

    Hate to say it but this was a blast on Garland and Co. aesthetics alone, even when its subtext was too overt where it didn't need to be and its cinematic language too unintelligible where it shouldn't have been. Unlike Ex Machina and Annihilation, I'm trying to solve an equation without even knowing what numbers to start with. Jessie Buckley is a titan.

  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    Glad i managed to have a bit of fun with The Black Phone despite it being a spectacular showcase of a movie missing every single opportunity it set up and having no set of mechanical rules whatsoever. Coasts on the promise of it being about something or subverting anything but that bottoms out entirely once it's over because there's just nothing there beyond a few scattered concepts.

    Massive first draft vibes.

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    The movie equivalent of when everyone procrastinates on the group project up until the hour before it's due.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    I, a lifelong, hardcore Nolan fan, just don’t know how I feel about TENET, and I don’t know if I’m ever going to.

    It’s weird, because in the five days since seeing it (and I’ve been lucky enough to see it twice already), I’ll find myself in moments thinking “oh my god I love it”, and then a minute later thinking “Chris, what the fuck”.

    And I don’t really know how to break that down.

    The scale, scope, ambition, spectacle…