Joe Bro

Emotion is the most important aspect of a film

Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Miami Vice

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

  • The Raid 2

    ★★★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★★

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★

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  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    “I believe in America.”

    Succession. The death of the old world in the face of the new despite how much it is fought to be preserved. Age or early death will take us all, and our legacy is decided by who and what we leave behind. Vito Corleone, who is unable to adapt to the new way of life, dies in front of his child grandson. Michael Corleone becomes his father but worse despite his best intentions. He disregards his…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    "Those who survive keep thinking about the dead."

    Far from the first to point it out, but there are few harder flexes than dropping the opening credits to your film at like the 45 minute mark.

    There's something so intoxicatingly intangible about stories concerning grief, and Drive My Car is one of the best to ever do it. Three whole hours of reflective dialogue, ambient mounted shots, single takes that last for multiple minutes, the beauty and struggle of communication,…

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

    “I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.”

    Such a special experience to finish reading Fellowship for the first time today and then show this to someone who had never seen it before. 

    I have seen this film more times than I could possibly count. For longer than I can remember. And I still find new things to get emotional at. There’s the usual stuff like Pippin and Gandalf discussing death, Frodo’s departure, and…

  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2

    ★★★★★

    “None of us are heroes.”

    Every other action movie in history wishes it had just one sequence half as good as the one with the illegal camera movement between speeding cars passed to a camera operator dressed as a car seat, and the kitchen fight sequence that took SIXTEEN WEEK to prep and EIGHT DAYS to shoot. 

    Just top tier everything. Some of the best most insane action ever put to film, incredible stunts and performances, and I love all…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    “I’m all out of dreams.”

    If I’m being real it’s more of a 3.5 but I just have such a soft spot for films that swing for the fences to mixed results that I gotta round up. Getting sentimental in my age. 

    Not without its very fair share of issues, Elvis is a much better paced, acted, shot, and sounding film than I was anticipating. Austin Butler is absolutely magic and my favorite performance of the year so far fairly easily.…

  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    ★★★★½

    I don’t think any movie in history, Star Wars included, has given me that many chills for the entire freaking runtime I’m so happy I freaking love demon slayer and I’m loving standing in the lobby rn hearing all these people talk about how much they loved it I love movie theaters I love everything.