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

Recent activity

  • Where Eagles Dare


  • Persepolis


  • The Rookie


  • TerrorVision


Recent reviews

  • The Rookie

    The Rookie


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

    I only have this Blu-Ray because I bought a 10-film Clint Eastwood boxset and it happened to be included.

    As far as the actual formal filmmaking here, this is pretty middle of the road.

    As far as any message or underlying subtext goes, it's terrible.

    Doubles down on toxic masculinity and police fascism every step of the way, up to and including straight-up executions we're apparently supposed to root for.

    Every minority character in this film is a villain, except…

  • TerrorVision



    Part of a dual Blu-Ray pack with The Video Dead (1987) [Review] gifted to me by my younger brother. This is definitely the A-side, even if it's a total B-movie.

    80's meta-pastiche at its finest, from the over-glowed neon to the BDSM pop art decor to the metal-spiked metalheads and more.

    As soon as I saw "A Charles Band Production" flash across the screen, I knew I'd be in for a good time, having previously enjoyed films like Tourist Trap

Popular reviews

  • 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



    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…