James

Lover of prestige pictures and absolute shit shows.

Favorite films

  • Jackie Brown
  • Showgirls
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Female Trouble

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  • The Wicker Man

    ★★★★

  • Dune

  • Free Guy

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    ★★★½

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  • Dune

    Dune

    I genuinely don’t know how to rate this. On one hand you’ve got the true definition of a sci-fi epic; visually stunning in every sense of the word. On the other hand, it’s a half finished story - pacing all over the place with some interminable moments that fail to make this palatable to a general audience. It’s very tough to care about these characters when the film focuses so much on the political - moments of development are few…

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera

    ★★★½

    I was obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera from a very young age via the Original London Cast Soundtrack CD my parents inexplicably owned. Aside from contemporary Christian music, this was all I had, and I loved it! I would cut masks out of construction paper and run around with a cape - but I digress.  Fundamentally, Phantom is for dorks and it’s filled with camp so Schumacher was the obvious and correct choice to direct. His decisions are…

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