Jeremy Nyhuis

Jeremy Nyhuis

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Favorite films

  • Cluny Brown
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Sparrow
  • Daisy: The Story of a Facelift

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  • Guardians of Martial Arts

    ★½

  • A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus

    ★★★★

  • The Dante Quartet

    ★★★★★

  • Eros Eterna

    ★★★★

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  • Guardians of Martial Arts

    Guardians of Martial Arts

    ★½

    Pretty good representation of everything terrible in Chinese popular cinema circa 2017 (cheap-looking CGI, airy action, generic Western decor, Wu Jing), but I like Jack Ma and highly doubt my own multimillion-dollar fantasy project would be any less embarrassing, so I can't totally hate it.

    Aside from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, this is definitely the most innocuous thing to be banned on Douban, putting Ma's goofy little short film in the same company as A Serbian Film,…

  • A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus

    A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus

    ★★★★

    Charming in tone and sharp in its observation of how class differences shape one's belief system (basically, the little girl doesn't believe in Santa because her lower-class status doesn't allow her to), although what kind of Marxist analysis can be drawn from the second half—in which the girl's upper-class male friend forces Santa at gunpoint (influence of codirector Edwin S. Great Train Robbery Porter, I'm guessing) to visit her impoverished home—is anyone's guess. Ken Loach should remake this.

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★★★★★

    If any movie deserves a 3-D rerelease, this is it.

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    ★★★★★

    D.W. Griffith's three-hour fugue of a film deserves its reputation as one of the great silent epics for its Babylon sequence alone—a visual smorgasbord of architecture, bodies, and warfare that, in its breathtaking detail and labyrinthine textures, strongly anticipates the work of Erich von Stroheim and Josef von Sternberg—yet it also shares certain similarities with Godard's Here and Elsewhere and other structural films of the 1960s and 70s in that it functions as an experiential instructional manual, teaching us how…