john lichman

john lichman

born in a lightning storm and dancing for pennies under an overpass.

Favorite films

  • Bloodsport
  • Birdsong
  • In the City of Sylvia
  • A Room and a Half

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  • Soup to Nuts

    ★★★½

  • The Mole

    ★★★★

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★½

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★★

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  • Soup to Nuts

    Soup to Nuts

    ★★★½

    Call me crazy but I think there's a future for these four stooges. Maybe if they lost one guy though.

  • The Mole

    The Mole

    ★★★★

    Watched via DOC NYC streaming for 100 minutes before learning there were optional subtitles (but I assume the normal presentation is without the select hard subs, which can be infuriating even with a cranked up soundbar).

    Imagine the most contrived super villain plot you can about hiring a country to provide drugs and guns, a lair in Africa and nearly a decade of infiltrating a seemingly benign fringe group made up of the unemployed who could broker an international arms…

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  • Batman Forever

    Batman Forever

    ★★★

    One of the greatest shots of all time is the file footage of Tommy Lee Jones having acid thrown at him in a court room and sudden cut (in archival footage) of Batman, seated in the first row of the court, leaping over the guard rail.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    As a person who grew up mostly in D.C. proper you have no idea how happy I was to see spatially correct location shots (aside from the Landmark Mall, which is in Arlington, VA) even if they cheated and made the Smithsonian's party location be the Swiss-or-Icelandic Embassy.

    But you know, monkey's paw and all that such a film had to be this. For a brief moment in the CG final battle I thought we'd almost escape the self-satirical "comic…