johncoxon

johncoxon

Favorite films

  • The Martian
  • Dredd
  • Moon
  • Knives Out

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  • Sideways

    ★★★

  • American Fiction

    ★★★★½

  • The American Astronaut

    ★★

  • Poor Things

    ★★★★½

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  • Sideways

    Sideways

    ★★★

    I really don’t know what I think about this! It’s slow to get going but I’m not sure you could make it quicker without spoiling the denouement. It’s interesting to see this after American Fiction and to wonder whether the ending is a deliberate reference to this.

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★★½

    Very nearly a perfect movie in my opinion. I didn’t think it quite stuck the landing; the ending felt almost jarring, but I eventually came around to it and how it reinforced some of the central themes of the movie. I really enjoyed how much the movie says about some things with really very little; especially the relationships between characters are a very light touch, and the actors are extremely good at conveying an awful lot in brief moments. Finally,…

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  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ½

    I, too, am terrified of poor cinematography and audio mixing, but that doesn’t mean a film comprised entirely of both is worth watching.

    Edit: reading the negative Letterboxd reviews is genuinely much better than watching the movie.

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★

    And then we have this, an absolutely brilliant movie with an amazing performance from Sam Neill who is amazing at every turn. Really creepy, really funny in parts, and I would definitely watch it again. Also, the many references to Lovecraftian horror did not go unappreciated!