Jake Cole

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Favorite films

  • The Red Shoes
  • The Green Ray
  • PlayTime
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    ★★★★

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    ★★★★½

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    ★★★★½

  • Both Sides of the Blade

    ★★★★

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  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★★

    Berserk by way of the Brothers Quay, and a hell of a double-feature programmer with Oshii Mamoru's Angel's Egg. A world long ago lost to its basest impulse, speech abandoned to leave only growls, screams and baby shrieks as pain is perpetuated on some kind of mass existential autopilot. Intensely unsettling but resolutely and unendingly beautiful, and in the manner that the finale represents the film's own, arduous making, an oddly affirming account of the act of moviemaking, particularly among those responsible for all our favorite little special effects.

  • A Father… A Son… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    A Father… A Son… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    This looked like it was going to be a completely pointless little fluff document, an outlier in Grant's harrowing filmography of documentaries. Instead, it is a truly unnerving snapshot of a stereotypically vicious Hollywood family, of father and son existing in at the weary armistice at the end of a decades-long conflict of mutual jealousy and insecurity that played out most hellishly with the other members of their family. You see how Kirk's volcanic rage and open misogyny were passed…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★½

    The great tragedy of Kevin Feige is that, beyond raking in a mountain of cash as the head of Marvel Studios, he truly wants to be seen as an impresario of artists. The recent dust-up caused by Martin Scorsese staring holes through Disney's stunt-casting of noteworthy emerging filmmakers to lend clout to a method of filmmaking dictated by studio notes and franchise bible supervisors punctured this self-delusion and prompted a wave of pathetic self-defensiveness in which the CEO was called…

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen

    ½

    As Tarantino understood, King Kong can be read as a metaphor for the Black experience in America, of white civilization’s simultaneous fascination with, fear and exploitation of Africa and its natural and human resources. Dear Evan Hansen suggests that it can also be read simply as an allegory for what happens when a star Broadway attraction is unleashed upon the general public who can only react with revulsion and terror.

    You’ve already heard (and probably made) all of the jokes…