John S.

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Favorite films

  • Uncut Gems
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Escape from L.A.
  • Deadly Friend

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  • New Nightmare

    ★★★

  • Encounter

    ★★

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

  • Slim Aarons: The High Life

    ★★★½

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  • New Nightmare

    New Nightmare

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Daylight horror for the most part, Freddy manifesting himself into the real world while the stories of a new script circulate among the workers of previous NOES films. Wes Craven takes on a zen-like image in an extended cameo. He seems outside it all, somehow, early on. Oh, nevermind me I’m just smiling here in the middle of my own movie that goes full meta by the halfway point and follows through--albeit to a bland ending sequence. Once Wes shows…

  • Encounter

    Encounter

    Rug puller plotline
    kills the film and goddammit it pisses me off.
    There goes my haiku…

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  • John Was Trying to Contact Aliens

    John Was Trying to Contact Aliens

    Dude sends Afro-funk to space hoping something will hear it, good enough for me.

  • Fantastic Planet

    Fantastic Planet

    ★★★★½

    Excellent science-fiction. Owes a lot to The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass whose tale of escape from slavery is rooted in stealing knowledge from the oppressors who believe their subjects less than human---and here less than Draag. The big blue oppressors don’t realize their own natures, and their logic says that there’s no way these “pets” could ever understand the world on their level. That stuff is well-plotted here with Terr, the pet and plaything who leads an…