David Weigel

A reporter for the Washington Post who is often on airplanes, where they shove movies in his face.

Favorite films

  • Aliens
  • Nashville
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • GoodFellas

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  • Taking on the Kennedys

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

  • Prey

    ★★★

  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★

    Hype cycle spun out of control on this one, but the second half is immaculate, 40 solid minutes of people chipping away at the predator as it murders them in amusing ways. Cornball stuff mostly worked for me, like establishing early on that Amber Midthunder can slide like Mega Man, a skill that comes in handy in the Northern Plains. The real animal work is so good that the CGI scenes rip you right out of it — but only…

  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★½

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

    You heard the movie: Don't adopt.

    [Actual review] I don't know if the studio ordered it or Finnegan did it himself, but the whole thing is undone by the nature doc at the start of the movie. We're are now paste-eating brain-dead kids, slowly told that we are about to watch a film wherein a humanoid cuckoo traps a couple in a home and forces them to raise another humanoid cuckoo.

    Sure enough! Eisenberg and Poots, both throwing their weight…

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Best depiction of the transition between "I can do anything, I have my whole life ahead of me!" and "I've wasted my life, I can't do anything!" - ie, being 15 and being 25 - that I've ever seen. I keep trying to write more but I gush and sound ridiculous, because it's all so goddamn good.

  • Cats

    Cats

    Art was a mistake.