'ere I am J.H.

Movies are good. I like movies.

Favorite films

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

Recent activity

  • Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle


  • Inside


  • Rumble in the Bronx


  • No Bears


Recent reviews

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies


    I think it's safe to assume nobody cares what a Gen Xer thinks of Bodies Bodies Bodies, a movie that pits Zoomers against themselves (plus one unlucky Millenial). But for what it's worth, it was hard for this Reality Bites guy to tell if Bodies Bodies Bodies was laughing at Gen Z or with them.

    Call me cynical, but I read Bodies Bodies Bodies as a trojan horse, in the tradition of Spring Breakers (2012) and Kids (1995) before it:…

  • The Mechanic

    The Mechanic


    I keep watching old Jason Statham movies, hoping I'll come across another as fun as Transporter 2 or Spy. 2011's The Mechanic is the latest to disappoint, mostly for being underplotted, humorless, and scoring surprisingly high on the Gay Panic scale.

    You know how The Rock obviously has some kind of promotional deal with Under Armor? Makes me wonder if Statham is promoting Nordstrom henley shirts.

    Also, I kinda miss that honey-hued ultra-grainy cinematography style that was briefly in vogue circa 2011.

Popular reviews

  • 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


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

    Uh, it was good? I liked it.

    Disavowed. [puff of smoke]