Adam

Adam

Favorite films

  • Carlito's Way
  • Nope
  • The Exorcist
  • Déjà Vu

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  • The Zone of Interest

  • Phenomena

    ★★★★½

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    ★★★★

  • Maestro

    ★★★½

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    Since the pure excess of Hacksaw Ridge back in 2016, I've found myself really grappling with the idea of the war film as spectacle. How do we ultimately come around to a conclusion about the strength of the human spirit and the horrors of war while simultaneously relishing in the bombast and inherent theatricality of large scale destruction? The Zone of Interest sees this interrogation through to the ultimate conclusion by backgrounding nearly all of the visceral depictions of the…

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    ★★★★

    The reveal of what the undiscovered country actually means is so so great, and perfectly underscores everything that this movie achieves so well.

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  • Vampires

    Vampires

    ★★½

    I feel as though Vampires could be a terrific horror comedy, it is wasn't for just how mean spirited the entire thing is. The movie itself is a fairly light late 90s supernatural action film, but it's two main leads add a real mean streak which is ultimately what drags the whole thing down.

    James Woods' protagonist is just a cruel bastard throughout, and one of the more off-putting leads I've seen in a film. Throughout the film he's flying…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★½

    The responses to Godzilla vs Kong are likely to vary depending on whether it was viewed at home from a streaming platform or in a theatre. The reason for this is that Adam Wingard has put together the most blockbustery blockbuster to fill the screen in a very long time. The film cuts out almost all of the narrative busywork that goes along with something as bombastic as this, focusing only on the barest of essentials to drive the story…