Favorite films

  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Army of Darkness

    ★★★½

  • The Rocketeer

    ★★★

  • Female Trouble

    ★★★½

  • Blood Into Wine

    ★★½

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  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★½

    (DIRECTOR’S CUT)

    Almost impossible to imagine now, but many were disappointed with this film in its initial release. I have a distinct memory of being in the bathroom after a screening and seeing a a random audience member saying, to no one in particular, that the movie sucked. He then emphasized his point by giving a strong pull on the urinal flusher and turning away with a spin move that wouldn’t be out of place in Michael Jackson’s repertoire. He…

  • The Rocketeer

    The Rocketeer

    ★★★

    So vanilla, and not really the French style or any tasty gourmet variety. More like Kroger’s Vanilla.

    I was hyped beyond belief for this film in the Summer of ‘91; retro-styled pulp adventure always sucked me in, and the impressive Art Deco-style poster lit my imagination on fire.

    Then I saw the movie.

    It was okay. Nothing more than that. The problem with me is that I always hold everything of this nature against Raiders of the Lost Ark, and…

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    I'm gobsmacked.

    I feel like I was smashed in the psyche by a three-hour unlit bomb of mediocre emo-goth Batman texture porn. With one (unnecessarily gargantuan) film, Matt Reeves has cashed in all of the goodwill I've afforded him and made a hacky David Fincher "homage"/Se7en and Zodiac ripoff with nothing at all to say, even if it does give DoP Greig Fraser a chance to shoot some pretty pictures that have the feel of pastel-colored stained glass windows nestled…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    Things learned or reaffirmed while watching Candyman (2021):

    1. The race and sex of a writer/director has zero bearing on how good/bad a film will be.

    2. Based on a lot of modern "critics", there is a profound difference between what they consider good and what I consider good. I'm aware that a lot of modern critics have almost zero frame of reference for the stuff they watch (which means they shouldn't even be critics, but try arguing a case…