Chris Richmond

Chris Richmond

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

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    A whirlwind daydream of heartbreak and longing.

    There's a painterly and playful aesthetic here that feels like melting watercolors. Water plays a big part in the film, the blue tones mixing with the wetness and the tears and the music.

    It's great music, both the score and the soundtrack, including a particularly neat Cranberries cover with altered lyrics.

    The absurdity turns meta often and comic even more frequently, with Lynch-like fogginess and Coen-like repetition and interplay: multiple Maes, two cop…

  • Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

    Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

    ★★½

    Pretty much a long episode of the show, although it's honestly not quite as funny as a given 4 or 5 episode stretch of the show, and it moves too slowly for its own good.

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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…