Joel Mandelkorn

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Favorite films

  • Ikiru
  • Certified Copy
  • Mistress America
  • Burning

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  • Nope

    ★★★★½

  • Bullet Train

  • Hit the Road

    ★★★★½

  • Ball of Fire

    ★★★½

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  • Ball of Fire

    Ball of Fire

    ★★★½

    "Make no mistake, I shall regret the absence of your keen mind; unfortunately, it is inseparable from an extremely disturbing body."

    Barbara Stanwyck standing on books to explain "yum yum" to and kiss Gary Cooper is good shit. This is thoroughly ridiculous in premise and execution but manages to stay afloat with a handful of quality farcical bits and two charming lead performances. Plus, Stanwyck plays a bad girl singer named Sugarpuss O'Shea - we're already off to a great start. Makes me wish more movies were about trying to figure out new slang.

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    Well, what do you know? It's possible to deliver a lean and enthralling piece of mass entertainment. There's not too much extra BS. From the jump, this film rolls along as a taught action thriller, truly putting together a shame so many recent IP widgets from the corporate content farms. Amber Midthunder kicks ass and gives one of the best crowd pleasing lead performance of recent years.

    It's also awesome there's a Comanche language version. It's an unbelievable misstep not…