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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  • New Nightmare

    ★★½

  • The Parallax View

    ★★★½

  • Something Wild

    ★★½

  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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  • New Nightmare

    New Nightmare

    ★★½

    Craven finally back at the helm, and this is one of the best of the series, though it’s not at the level of the original and maybe not quite atop Dream Warriors. 

    The meta-movie stuff isn’t quite as well done as it would be by Scream, but it’s still refreshing, especially as an excuse for Freddy’s resurrection and such. 

    I also love that other than the meta stuff, they go back to the same, simple formula this used to be:…

  • The Parallax View

    The Parallax View

    ★★★½

    One of the best paranoid conspiracy thrillers of their heyday in the 70s. 

    Beatty is great as our man on the run. He’s likeable and smart and passionate and motivated by the pursuit of truth. 

    The problem is none of that counts much anymore. 

    This is filmed wonderfully, with excellent composition/lighting and marvelous editing.

    Several small sequences are beautifully constructed, brilliant Movie Magic, such as the opening assassination rooftop struggle in its quietness or the dam flooding over two men…

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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…