Daniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson

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turn off everyone’s motion smoothing for eternal good luck

Favorite films

  • Before Sunset
  • The Social Network
  • The Matrix
  • In the Mood for Love

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  • Memoria

    ★★★★½

  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    ★★★½

  • Scream

    ★★★

  • Scream 4

    ★★★★

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★

    The Force Awakens direct beat-by-beat fan service homages + The Last Jedi’s (occasional, in this) bold choices and surprisingly emotional legacy character performances + The Rise of Skywalker’s endless fake-out deaths and hilariously silly retconning = Scream (2022)!

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    There’s something so electrifying about the seeing the visceral power of running being depicted so often and so richly. It’s sometimes shown with desperation and other times with a carefreeness so engrained within the texture of the film as a whole. It’s the dichotomy of one having everything in life in front of them and the other feeling as if it’s slipping away—grasping onto anything, or anyone, to feel a sense of purpose.

    Anyway, enough of this highfalutin speak, I’M…

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

    Just over the moon… that we got a hint of that sweet Electro theme!

    Contains some legitimately great Spider-Man moments in a film that feels like it’s built around scene and character-based concepts rather than being a tightly coalesced whole. Thankfully the annoying Disney Channel tone of Far from Home is mostly gone and Holland can give a performance that actually has a bit of weight at points. Still, this feels like fanfic where some of the fanfic is fun,…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★

    The Tree of Life for people who watch four movies a year.

    Get ready and prepare your whole body for a slow and painful death via mind-pulverising exposition. Can't believe how one of the most tender and humanist filmmakers on the planet can make something this muddled, meandering and platitudinous (except I kinda can because the mighty mouse house doesn't discriminate). No number of flat golden hour shots can save what could be the worst paced blockbuster of the last…