James Vaughan

movie watcher in california

auburn -> los angeles -> san francisco

Favorite films

  • Vertigo
  • Raw
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Recent activity

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  • Elvis

  • Evil Dead II

  • Idiocracy

  • Inland Empire

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Really enjoyed this. I had managed to avoid trailers and most other promotional material, and seeing all the sets and costumes and other visuals with no expectations was great. I hadn’t realized they were breaking the first book up into multiple movies but I’m excited for it.

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★½

    This was great. I’m probably not the first to make this comparison but it did what Uncut Gems did for me and I loved it.

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  • T

    T

    ★★★★★

    I loved this one. It was a short but could have watched a full hour of it.

  • Self Discovery for Social Survival

    Self Discovery for Social Survival

    ★★★★

    This was great. It's pretty much just beautiful surf footage paired with a great original score from start to finish. I was hoping for a more words and personality from the surfers and musicians in it but even without that I enjoyed this a lot.

    A couple things made this special for me:

    First, I got to see the premiere at the Palace Theater in LA with a live score by Allah Las, Connan Mockasin, and Andrew VanWyngarden, and a…