Jennings

23 | Writer | Director

Favorites: Recently loved films. 
My ratings spread is weird, my taste is weirder.

Favorite films

  • Skinamarink
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • The Banshees of Inisherin

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  • Fear

    ★½

  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    ★★★★

  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    ★★★

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  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★★★

    Seeing this in a theater with a handful of people, not quite alone but not quite surrounded, was a perfect way to experience this. Seeing it on a large screen, your eyes begin to play tricks on you as you study each corner of the frame for something that might be hiding, or find yourself suddenly shocked by a fade or cut you didn't expect. Skinamarink has a rhythmic nature to it reminiscent of Meshes of the Afternoon, but where…

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★½

    Chazelle is attempting for Great American Novel heights with this epic number full of interconnected stories, elongated sequences in between fragmented historical developments, and all of that stuff really works. I could go on for hours about the various characters and their ties to actual film history, and how Chazelle depicts the relentless nature of filmmaking - filled with seemingly divine interventions amidst hellish chaos - and its gradual degradation into sheltered manufacturing where precision overcomes passion. It is in…

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  • Fear

    Fear

    ★½

    The script is extremely bare bones and the rushed production leads to a lot of bad ADR and a lot of half baked sequences. It occasionally adopts a grain soaked aesthetic when characters are trapped in nightmare sequences that’s visually interesting, but still doesn’t offer much.

  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Baldwin is apprehensive and pondering here, actively challenging the intents and the process of the filmmakers the whole way through. It creates a unique documentary that is built on a foundation of friction and constructed out of a genuine, though misguided, desire to understand and convey that understanding through the lens of art. Perhaps one of my favorite documentaries ever.

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  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★★

    Ayo. A word in the Nigerian language of the Yoruba people meaning "Joy." Ayo brought that joy to us all.

    Through his love of film and filmmaking, Ayo was a man all his own. His photography and editing styles created beautiful portraits of the various beautiful people that he saw in this world. Do yourself a favor and look at every single thing on his Instagram (@salvadordarkie), it will move your world.

    He introduced me to his favorite film, The…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is gonna be another one of those "I'm not rating this because it affected me more than anything quantifiable" movies, so yeah.

    I feel like I spent two and a half hours of my life watching a cinematic death rattle. The first indicator that American cinema as an art only has about a generation left in it before everything is just this warehouse bullshit. Maybe not even the first.

    Before I go on all my philosophical ramblings let me…