Jared Gores

Jared Gores Patron

Favorite films

  • Army of Shadows
  • Terrorizers
  • Perfect Blue
  • Miami Vice

Recent activity

  • Poor Things

  • The Color Purple

  • Earth Mama


  • Trenque Lauquen


Recent reviews

  • All of Us Strangers

    All of Us Strangers


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

    [Minor spoilers]

    Anchored by the subtle interiority of a superb Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers is a tender mood piece that slips through time and space in its affecting portraiture of heartache and loneliness. Aided by a mercurial score, Haigh deftly drifts between dream and nightmare in his protagonist's subjectivity. Yet something about the conclusion just feels a bit too sweet or simple for the heavy tragedies that we disentangle, and this keeps me from completely loving the film.…

  • Pitch Perfect

    Pitch Perfect


    I was under the impression Pitch Perfect is a signature millennial movie, which, if true, is embarrassing for my generation. Poorly written and incompetently directed other than some corny music performances. Astonishingly unfunny. But I also hated Tick, Tick... Boom! and Theater Camp, so maybe I'm just allergic to theatre kid cinema.

Popular reviews

  • Safe



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

    I completely dismissed Safe when I saw it at sixteen. I wasn't prepared to deal with the film's ambiguity or depth. I found Carol White annoying and the pace lethargic. Boy, was I dumb. (This supports my argument that any opinions you held about movies prior to adulthood are void.)

    Revisiting the film over a decade later, I feel comfortable proclaiming it among the best of the 1990s. Safe is terrifying psychological horror, turning the industrialized modern world into an…

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men


    A brilliant and disquieting meditation on violence, particularly in its emphasis on corporeal trauma. At various points, NCFOM essentially becomes a procedural in wound care, and this visual fixation on the damage done to bodies by ammunition links malevolence to destruction or necrosis. Ellis's (key) line, "You can't stop what's coming," could just as easily apply to blood loss in this despairing film, a kind of 21st century revision to the Coens' Fargo.

    Aside: To this day, I'm a bit…