Hmel

Logged anything I have watched starting 11/22/17

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Step Brothers
  • The Favourite
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • Mimic

    ★★★

  • Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes

    ★★★★

  • Toy Story 4

    ★★★½

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★½

    I remember seeing the original JP at the local drive-in as a little guy with my family and think it is safe to say that watching dinos run around our modern day world will always provide a satisfactory level of entertainment for me.

    I'm also a big fan of the nostalgia created by reassembling the original JP team and loved seeing the way they blended with the newer characters. I assume I must be hitting that sweet spot in age…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    While definitely predictable at times, Top Gun Maverick totally delivers on multiple levels and provides an engaging watch with the right amount of nostalgia, serving as a prime example of how to properly execute a sequel so many years later.

    The aerial cinematography was some of the best I've seen and will likely be what I most remember from this film. I did love most of the call backs and flash backs as well, and appreciate that so much honor…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    While the sprawling biopics usually aren't my thing, with Baz at the helm, Elvis offered a creatively presented and visually stimulating film.

    Austin Butler was an absolute star in a can't look away performance that kept me way more focused throughout the entirely too long runtime than I would have probably been otherwise. And Tom Hanks....well not so much for me.

    *2022 Theater #18

    2022 Theater boxd.it/eWHo4

  • Mimic

    Mimic

    ★★★

    Mimic utilized a pretty cool concept but also felt the least del Toro-ish of any of his films, while it did certainly feel like a product of the decade it came from.

    I think I only have Blade II left to go of GdT's features, even if all aren't LB official.

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  • Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street'

    Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street'

    ★★★★

    I had been interested in watching this, David Simon inspired, Baltimore police show since I can remember and never seeing it stream ever, anywhere, finally made the jump and bought the entire series on DVD late last year.

    This doc was placed on the last disc, at the end of the season six DVD set, and features an extremely interesting in depth look at the entire life cycle of an episode of Homicide, in this case using the memorable episode…

  • Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes

    Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes

    ★★★★

    A tough but stimulating watch relying solely on primary footage and first person narration in detailing the tragedy at Chernobyl and the unfathomable lack of transparency shown with regard to the protection of Russian citizens and soldiers.

    There were some absolutely wild shots in this that had my heart in my throat but the MVP goes to the scene exhibiting a shift by two liquidators out on the roof with their shovels.

    Will likely be one of the scariest films of this year for me.