RSS feed for Jack

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Being 17

    Being 17

    ★★★½

    That feeling when you're waiting the whole film for them to fuck and then it doesn't happen until right near the end of the film. Good god. I actually find most of the gay sex scenes to be ultimately hotter and more passionate than any of the straight sex scenes.

  • The Other Side of Hope

    The Other Side of Hope

    ★★★★

    The Other Side of Hope is Kaurismaki at his best. The one thing I notice about all of Kaurismaki's actors is he really loves actors with great facial expressions. All of them in so many scenes say so much with so little.

    But the stand out here is Sherwan Haji in the role of the main refugee. You feel such utter sympathy for Khaled as he just tries to find a place that will be accepting of him.

    What I love is that this film is charming, it's funny but above all it has a lot of heart and that's something we need more of.

Popular reviews

More
  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    Oh Darren, you sly fox you. You must have been really, really angry because I've never seen someone quite so encapsulate how most people in the modern world feel right now.

    This is a true work of art and to even begin to talk about this film would require a bar stool and a couple of pints because holy fucking shit. This film was a doozie.

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    When I finished watching Moonlight, I knew I had seen something truly remarkable and something incredibly important.

    This is one of the few films I've seen that so eloquently deals with the topics of race, homosexuality and masculinity.

    It's performances like Mahershala Ali's character: a drug dealer named Juan. Normally you would think a character like this would be downright evil, instead you realize he does what he does because he wants to make a better life for himself and…