Letterboxd

Uh oh, we have gremlins in the control room…
Letterboxd is down due to an unscheduled technical outage. We’ll be back soon!

Still from Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins if ( screen.width < 768 ) { var date = new Date(); var maxAge = 365 * 24 * 60 * 60; date.setTime(date.getTime() + maxAge * 1000); var expires = '; expires=' + date.toUTCString(); document.cookie = "useMobileSite=yes" + expires + "; path=/; maxAge=" + maxAge; if ( document.cookie && document.cookie.indexOf("useMobileSite=yes") >= 0 ) { window.location.reload(true); } else { // No cookies. No Mobile version. } }

Letterboxd

Uh oh, we have gremlins in the control room…
Letterboxd is down due to an unscheduled technical outage. We’ll be back soon!

Still from Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins ga('set', 'dimension3', '/object/person'); ga('send', 'pageview');
RSS feed for Eugene

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★½

    Nearly identical reaction to Bone Tomahawk - Zahler expertly using genre as a clothesline to hang indirect character detail and mouthy dissimilitude, with offbeat casting decisions that prove fruitful. But Zahler's mediocre with a camera and the ultra violence, while ostensibly part of his B-movie origins, feels beneath the headiness of it all. Maybe you could say the same thing about the splatter in something like Kill Bill, but Tarantino is generally tinkering with our bloodlust, the violence clever rather…

  • Los Angeles Plays Itself

    Los Angeles Plays Itself

    ★★★★★

    Third full viewing. No change in rating. What ticks people off is crystalizing. There's a hypocrisy in dissecting the cynicism of a secret Hollywood history proliferated by films like Chinatown, only for Andersen to end a number of segments with deeply cynical and useless punch-lines, e.g. Blade Runner is a city planner's dream. Many of the arguments are also pretty specious. San Francisco goes by SF just as much as Los Angeles goes by LA, yet Andersen doesn't mention SF's…

Popular reviews

More
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    In a tight race with Rushmore for the top bill on my nerdy Wes rankings. All the Wes movies have the same current running through them – each constantly in dialogue with the others – but I feel like GBH is his first film that’s actually about artifice, in all its glory, both good and bad – a lifestyle choice that evaporated upon the invasion of rude men, etc. Gustave has Zero tagging along behind him, furiously taking down pointers…

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★

    They said this one is different - something they are prone to say - but there are still a handful of irritating tropes that run through all these things and I don’t have any particular soft spot for Jackman or the character. It’s perfectly fine. In fact, it’s better than every MCU film. But the aforementioned annoyances build: the cluttered and tempo-crushing finale that features too many mutants on too many tangents (before that, the absence of clutter is palpable,…