Ben York Jones

“I wrote it down so I wouldn’t have to remember!” -Henry Jones, Sr.

Favorite films

  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • American Movie
  • 3 Women
  • Dog Day Afternoon

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Metropolitan

  • George Carlin's American Dream

  • Crimes of the Future

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    At a certain point in episode two I found myself thinking “This feels like a Xena or Hercules show” Kinda goofy and soapy and arch but also fun, if you buy in. I really enjoyed the way this series blends the dividing edges of the prequels and the original films vis-à-vis Vader in particular. His is the character enriched and served most by this series, even if it is about the comparatively milk toast OWK.  I wish there were some…

  • Metropolitan

    Metropolitan

    First time watch! Really loved it, and found it to be such a relic in a wistful and amusing and slightly painful way. But it all goes down easy. Bret Easton Ellis adjacent. But with a winking cynical whimsy I might liken to a Peanuts comic strip. Or something “like the do in The New Yorker.” Will save any other more specific thoughts as I watched this for a movie club discussion— many a member of which are Letterboxd pals :)

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★½

    Enchanting and so pure of heart. And I could stop right there. 

    But… at the same time… I feel like I just watched four or five movies; and despite that… I also found it underwritten. It has so many notions and tangential ideas it wants to include and tell us about, often to no end… but still… it’s aim is so true, and sometimes even magical, much to the credit of Alana Haim, and it’s aesthetics. That said, as a…

  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★★

    Loved it. It's brand is specific and silly as fuck and FOR ME. So great to see a big budget "capital C" Comedy with production value that's not about negging or cynicism or pre-existing IP, that's imaginative and committed and confident, that's here to make us giggle and bust out laughing. THAT DOESN'T FEEL INSTANTLY DISPOSABLE. Thank you Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. Sequel please?