Jacob Powell

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Favorite films

  • EO
  • Sorcery
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica
  • Past Lives

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  • Mandibles

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  • The Outfit

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  • Baby Done

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  • Official Secrets

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  • Mandibles

    Mandibles

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    Gross, silly fun. Not everyone's* cup of tea but I don't mind it and would again purely for Adèle Exarchopoulos's performance.


    *Most people's?

  • The Outfit

    The Outfit

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    Mid-level, dialogue-centric, crime-drama, lock-in film. Rylance hokds the centre together but the narrative twists rely on a little more low-key suspension of disbelief than the film can garner. Kind of like poor man's TINKER, (NOT) TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY meets Linklater's TAPE. Fine for an evening's amusement, if forgettable.

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  • Meander

    Meander

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    Meet CUBE's shitty younger cousin, TUBE.

  • Safety Not Guaranteed

    Safety Not Guaranteed

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    Excellent indie rom-com with more feel-good factor than I expected but it carries it well. Ostensibly a time-travel piece (genre flavour of the month!) the film's primary interest is in subverting mainstream rom-com tropes and character stereotypes; a goal which it achieves most admirably. Fun, funny, and possessed of an honest warmth lacking from many Hollywood productions of this nature, even the broad, physical comedy in this worked for me. Well worth seeing. Also, Aubrey Plaza...swoon.