Chuck Winters

Chuck Winters

90s kid, movie/TV watcher, eternally out of his element. Available for commissions.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    “Don’t try to understand it. Feel it.”

    I doubt I’m the first schmuck to bring up that line from Tenet about how inverted objects work, declaring it to be some sort of statement on how the audience is supposed to process the film’s key conceit. Frankly, I’ll be impressed if I’m the 50th.

    It’s a hazard of being a filmmaker who’s a brand in and of himself. Christopher Nolan has enthralled a generation of detail-oriented film nerds through his speculative,…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    Here is everything I knew about Tenet going in:

    • It involves some sort of time travel.
    • Nobody seems to think it makes sense.
    • John David Washington's character is literally named "The Protagonist."
    • He ordered his hot sauce an hour ago.

    (Funny story: Diego Crespo ended up pushing me into renting this when he changed his Twitter name to "i ordered my hot sauce an hour ago" and started shitposting accordingly. Now I see this, having had…

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  • Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers

    Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers

    ★★★★½

    A while back I went to this comedy show, and the warm up guy was terrible. He had a few good zingers and that was about it; he'd try to go dark and mean, but the only thing it was good for was making him look like an asshole. Here's one of his jokes:

    "I once slept with a girl who used my toothbrush the morning after." <audience groans> "Yeah, I know! She told me 'What's the big deal, we…

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    ★★★★★

    When I first saw Speed Racer I was 23 years old and the movie turned me into a 6 year old boy on a sugar rush. I was literally on the verge of graduating film school, spent five years studying and gaining an appreciation for complex, thought-provoking movies. I still had my love of dumb blockbuster fun, but nothing, I repeat, nothing prepared me for that movie, which tossed out everything I had learned about filmmaking and got me so worked up…