Joshua Brown

”Great movies fall under one of two categories: dreams or puzzles.”  - David Rees

Favorite films

  • What's Up, Doc?
  • Schindler's List
  • Annie Hall
  • All That Jazz

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  • Killer's Kiss

    ★★★★½

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★

  • Destry Rides Again

    ★★★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★

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  • Killer's Kiss

    Killer's Kiss

    ★★★★½

    Sorry Stanley, but I actually really liked this one. In terms of noirs from this era, you could do worse than this potboiler from Kubrick. His low-budget early crime film was notoriously hard to find since the director tried to bury it and pass off The Killing as his official directorial debut. It stands apart from his future efforts since this one was shot on-location guerrilla style on the streets of NYC as opposed to the meticulously control studio environments…

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★

    Just as insufferable as I feared. I would say it would work better as a short, but I never liked the viral shorts that it was based on. There’s some amusing bits here and there but not enough to sustain feature length film. Even at 90 mins, it felt interminable. Every cut to black gave me hope that it would end.

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