Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Blade Runner
  • A Few Good Men
  • Jurassic Park

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  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★

  • Lightyear

    ★★★

  • The Martian

    ★★★★★

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    Coming up on 10 years on Letterboxd. I've claimed this as my favorite film for all that time and I often cite it as the best film ever made. But I'm yet to write a proper review.

    What to say? To whom am I directing this? I have exactly one Letterboxder I follow who thinks this is not a good film. Direct it at them? That seems unnecessary. The individual in question anyway only watched the theatrical cut. Like with…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    Watched this in the theatre as part of a double feature with the new sequel.

    My profile lists this as one of my 4 favorite films. I consider it without contender to be the best science fiction film ever, and a strong contender for the greatest film I've ever seen.

    I'd like to ramble a little bit about it.

    We're talking of course about the Final Cut. The theatrical cut of the film is a monstrosity we will never speak…

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★

    Jurassic: Impossible. No, how about Jurassic & Furious. I like the second one better. Not the biggest fan of either franchise I'm referring to, but maybe what they were missing was some dinosaurs to stand around in the background and occasionally wave while humans got into some cool action espionage stuff.

    That is apparently not the secret to making me like them more.

    Maybe add locusts?

    The great sin of all 5 of these movies is abusing John Williams' iconic score…

  • Jurassic Park III

    Jurassic Park III

    ★★½

    I find this the least objectionable of the Jurassic Park sequels so far. One more sequel to watch tomorrow.

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    To give this film 5 stars is more tautological than meaningful. I consider it the best action film simply because I judge all other action films in relation to this. This is, in a true sense, the canonical action film. Sometimes people put things in a film canon if they are great films or must-watch films. But the word should really be reserved for those films against which others are measured. This is my vote for the canonical action film.…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★★

    I find it impossible to review this movie without talking at length about the 20 years of superhero movies that brought us here. Apologies in advance.

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    We are currently in a wave of superhero films. In the last 20 years, Marvel and DC have seen at least 66 films based on their properties. Depending how you count, this wave began either in 1998 with Blade. Or in 2000 with X-Men. Blade proved a Marvel property could find success on…