Chris Richmond

Filmmaker. Film-lover. If you have questions or comments, I love talking with fellow movie fans.

Favorite films

  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Tree of Life
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Children of Men

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  • Attenborough's Life That Glows

    ★★½

  • Seven Beauties

    ★★★½

  • Splinter

    ★½

  • The Long Good Friday

    ★★★★

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  • Splinter

    Splinter

    ★½

    This isn’t too bad, and the special effects, though limited in showcase, look quite great. 

    That said, this film does nothing.

    It is not scary. It is not exciting. It is not funny except when it is so stupid you laugh at it.

    It’s not particularly tense either, because these characters are mostly unlikable and painfully stupid. 

    And really that’s probably the biggest issue. If you’re already limiting your story and setting and number of characters and have no theme…

  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    ★★★★

    Wish I knew more about The Troubles and generalized world history in this era, because there’s some clear parallels: changing of the guard, Harold Shand's British crime corporation functioning as a stand-in for long-term British imperialism, the Americans in and out on a whim thanks to geographical isolation and economic advantage. 

    As gangster media in Anglo-economic timelines goes, this is somewhere between The Godfather and its booming period of new money and the fading, crumbling era of post-manufacturing in Tony…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    That was the least interesting superhero movie I've ever seen.

    Not the worst, mind you. Maybe the second worst. But at least Catwoman runs under two hours and offers so-bad-it's-good entertainment.

    Infinity War is a bloated piece of empty, corporate garbage.

    This movie takes TWO AND A HALF HOURS to tell a story that could've been done in 80 minutes.

    The worst part is that roughly 75% of this is characters standing around talking to each other about what just…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I don't think this is necessarily an outright bad film, but what the fuck is the point here?

    Is the point that war is hell? If so, this is obvious to everyone already. Films like Saving Private Ryan or We Were Soldiers depict the visual atrocity and gut-wrenching fear, pain, and confusion of soldiers much more viscerally and accurately. This is a bleached, PG-13 affair that seems content to shy away from the blood, the burning corpses, and the horrifically…