Dawson Joyce

Just your average white cis het American fat boy. He/Him. 21.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Jurassic Park
  • Schindler's List

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  • Firestarter

    ★½

  • The Lost City

    ★★★

  • The Best of Me

  • Problem Child 3: Junior in Love

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  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    With the initial 1984 film adaptation already staying very close to Stephen King's rich source material, a newer and different take on the story decades later should be promising, but Blumhouse's Firestarter ultimately fails to ignite any sparks, resulting in a shockingly choppy mess that simultaneously feels unfinished and reeks of heavy re-editing. How else do you explain Captain Hollister and John Rainbird being given so little to do, or the pacing that's all over the place? I've been looking…

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    A charming enough throwback to the days of romantic adventure comedies like Romancing the Stone, The Lost City is a film that I wish was funnier and better-made than it is — as it often gets carried away with rambling improvisation (which explains the near two-hour running time) and many of the jokes are suspiciously ADR'd — but its pitch-perfect cast (with the MVP's being Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Patti Harrison), endearing chemistry between its leads, and fun characters all go a long way in making this an enjoyable watch.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    NOTE (05/06/2022): This was my initial reaction back when I saw it in March of 2016. My feelings on this film have changed significantly since then.

    With its intense and exciting action sequences, excellent performances (with the exception of a laughable turn from Jesse Eisenberg), and dazzling visual spectacle being let down by an overstuffed and incoherent script that's filled to the brim with poorly written characters and needlessly convoluted plotting, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tries to be…

  • Collateral Beauty

    Collateral Beauty

    December 2016: Flounder’s Scavenger Hunt
    TASK #19: A film you think looks like or you consider to be Oscar bait!

    I’m not even going to beat around the bush here. Collateral Beauty is not only one of the worst films I’ve seen all year but also one of worst written films I’ve ever seen period. It amazes me how studio executives, a decent director, and such an amazing cast and crew took one look at this horrible, horrible script and…