Jennings

Jennings

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My ratings spread is weird, my taste is weirder.

Favorite films

  • Lilies of the Field
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Shutter Island
  • The Matrix Resurrections

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  • The Green Knight

    ★★★½

  • Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★½

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

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

    Hell yeah. The movies are back.

    This may be another cinematic death rattle akin to Spider-Man as the last blockbuster of its kind, but what a movie to go out on if that ends up being the case for Lana Wachowski.

    How do you bring Neo back from the dead? Make it so he never died at all! Kind of, not really, but still. I cackled when Wachowski draws a direct parallel between herself and Neo, effectively turning the relationship…

  • 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…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

    I love the existentialism on display here, and the constant subversion of the idea of what a knight (read: a man) is and does and becomes, but I just found the pacing to be all over the place. At times I was enthralled by how much grandeur Lowery’s camerawork and art direction were able to bring, other times I just felt like the material was stretching itself thin. Props to a movie that looks and sounds like what you imagine…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    This is a movie that's so quietly powerful at almost every stroke. For a three hour movie whose actual events could be condensed into a couple strong paragraphs (the Wikipedia summary is absent of any thematic detail, which is kind of missing the point), it flies by. This is a movie filled with language, love and acts of showing it, and catharsis through artistic expression. I put it next to Opening Night in terms of how it shows the connection…

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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…