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Jeremy has written 4 reviews for films rated ½ .

  • The Room

    The Room

    ½

    As awful as I remembered... so well worth the rewatch.

  • Deepwater Horizon

    Deepwater Horizon

    ½

    Ideologically repulsive, but perhaps exactly the disaster movie that our post-factual zeitgeist deserves. Red-state real men (and women… “I’m just a simple country girl,” she coos, as she sips her Bud Light Lime™) grouse at bankers and corporate types then get together for a group rendition of the theme song to Trump’s The Apprentice. Real-world human loss and the realities of an unprecedented ecological disaster are kicked to the curb to validate utterly irrelevant “family values” and cheap irony (a…

  • Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

    Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

    ½

    A nonstop fever dream of lies, half-truths and false equivalencies... Having never seen his work, I expected D’Souza to be some sort of right-wing Michael Moore. While he sometimes adopts some of Moore's "aw-shucks" mannerisms and false sense of surprise, D’Souza has no integrity whatsoever and actively works against his audience's ability to think critically about the "facts" presented. In lieu of context, this film aims for breadth, skipping over logic while committing many of the sins of racism that…

  • Towelhead

    Towelhead

    ½

    I guess this is touchy subject matter, but I wasn't offended on any level, except perhaps an aesthetic one. Seriously, this film, which plays like an equally misguided, comic version of Crash, is the most horribly miscalculated thing I've seen in recent memory. Two hours of pubic hair shaving, menstrual jokes, and child molestation, capped off by a completely unquestioning attitude toward the characters who most need to be criticized. If nothing else it demonstrates how good a director Sam Mendes must have been to turn American Beauty into something watchable.

    7/100