Jericho Vilar

I’ve been known to drop the occasional heat rock.

Favorite films

  • Pulp Fiction
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Short Term 12
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★

  • Heat

    ★★★★

  • Luca

    ★★★★

  • DC League of Super-Pets

    ★★★½

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★

    I’m not gonna lie, I was really looking forward to writer/director Cooper Raiff’s next project after being sincerely intrigued by his first feature SHITHOUSE. Maybe I shouldn’t be too surprised that he basically ported over the same exact “I’m a charming millennial suffering from the existential dreadz” vibe whole cloth from one film to the next (I mean, write what you know amirite?) but did he really have to add such a predatory meet cute concept (using a friendship with…

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★

    Had to rewatch the movie to read the sequel.

    OH, WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★½

    Chalk this one up to the confluence of age and circumstance as I send this film to the “right place, right time” movie hall of fame.

    It’s funny that the reason I was able to watch this beautifully rendered story of children and the caring of them was because I somehow managed to get my children to bed early because of school tomorrow. A younger me wouldn’t (couldn’t!) have appreciated all of the truth and nuance of being responsible for…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    Another stone cold classic from the Mayor of the San Fernando Valley. Carried by the absolutely electric feature film debuts of Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, this film pulls off the extremely rare feat of having both leads manic pixie dream girl/guy each other as a couple of unrepentant scammers without it feeling too weird.

    The significant age gap between their characters notwithstanding because THAT stayed feeling weird throughout despite being immediately put on front street in the film’s opening…