'ere I am J.H.

'ere I am J.H. Patron

Movies are good. I like movies.

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Brazil
  • Children of Men
  • Seven Samurai

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  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    ★★★½

  • Star Wars: Visions – I Am Your Mother

    ★★★

  • Star Wars: Visions – In the Stars

    ★★★

  • Full Circle

    ★★★½

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  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    ★★★

    A slowly boiling planet is a potent premise, particularly the public’s and the press’ desperate search for information from distant, inactive authorities, when it’s so clearly obvious something is very wrong. But it does feel a little quaint to have the sci-fi worry about the earth being kicked out of orbit, when fallout and nuclear winter would do the job of killing everything and everyone just fine.

    The whole thing is further dragged down by an irritatingly smug and chauvinistic lead character.

  • Fido

    Fido

    ★★½

    Fido has all the ingredients for a memorable comedy/farce/satire/horror hybrid, but it's visually flat, never scary, and rarely more than mildly amusing. Even Billy Connelly is uncharacteristically subdued.

    
It could have used some John Waters-style camp, or Tim Burton-style goth. I wanted it to be Pleasantville meets Night of the Living Dead.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    If any excuse were necessary to rewatch Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, a new print projected in a proper theater would certainly be it.

    To mark the film's 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. commissioned filmmaker and Kubrick aficionado Christopher Nolan to create a set of new 70mm prints. Nolan's team located an intact 70mm preservation print, and strove to reproduce its inherent color and picture quality without digital effects. In theory, this new version of the film would be closer…

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    ★★★★

    VOICE:
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to say something about Mission: Impossible Fallout that hasn't already been said on Letterboxd.

    ME:
    Uh, it was good? I liked it.

    VOICE:
    Disavowed. [puff of smoke]