JJ

JJ

“You're gonna do it because the picture has worth! And you have worth if you serve the picture.”

Favorite films

  • The Lady Eve
  • The Aviator's Wife
  • The Mummy
  • Metropolitan

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  • Dune

    ★★★

  • Lisa Frankenstein

    ★★½

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    ★★★★

  • Tombstone

    ★★★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★

    Acquits itself nicely in spectacle but loses the war in detail. The kind of movie where the city is nicely designed but there aren’t any people living in it. Plenty of good actors talking on sparse sets, there isn’t much life running through it. It’s a moral failing how not hot Denis makes this look. Give me an orange filter, anything.

  • Lisa Frankenstein

    Lisa Frankenstein

    ★★½

    Indeed a spiritual sister to Jennifer’s Body (pejorative). Diablo Cody prioritizes image and joke over thematic through-line, which normally I’d be overjoyed about if i didn’t sense she was also trying to tell me something. I’m not asking for a simple moral, just that she follow through on the implications of her own setups.

    The 80s are overplayed and in any case didn’t add much to the story. This felt like a contemporary set movie with better music. More Hot Topic…

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  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

    ★★

    Atrocious! I had a very nice time!

  • Return to Me

    Return to Me

    ★★★★½

    -One of my favorites. Simple but not shallow, sentimental yet self aware. Enjoy the authentically Catholic milieu, Hunt is really good at those small details that create real characters, and from that a real community. Notice how one of the old men only drinks milk while his friends drink beer. They never call attention to it, and in doing so give him a life beyond his utility to the plot. I know and love these people, most of them are…