Jon Uptergrove

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Favorite films

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Solaris
  • La Haine
  • Paris, Texas

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  • Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

    ★½

  • Hostel

    ★★★

  • RoboCop

    ★★★★

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  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    ★★★★★

    Is this the most uncomfortable, hopeless, and existential horror movie of all time? Maybe not, But is it in the conversation? 100% Absolutely. That enough should be enough of a prerequisite to rate it this high. From the first scene to the very final shot this movie does not have 1 second where their is not a boot on your throat. At the very beginning this film is dialed up to 10 and somehow by the end they have managed…

  • Lars and the Real Girl

    Lars and the Real Girl

    ★★★★

    I had seen clips here and there of the “weird Ryan gosling movie where he’s dating a sex doll” and always just wrote it off as something I will probably never watch and had no interest in watching. Then I had an awakening one day that I am quite literally Ryan Gosling. So as I took another step deeper into his/my filmography I finally stopped at Lars and the Real Girl. I was expecting a stupid low budget comedy made…

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    I don’t have a long 1000 word review for this one.

    All I can say is that if you love film and you haven’t seen it, please make a conscience effort to see it immediately. 

    May be the most beautifully shot film I’ve ever seen in my entire life. 

    The first 1 1/2 hours were great don’t get me wrong that alone makes it worth your time but the final hour is what takes this into all timer territory.

    Especially…

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

    Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

    ★½

    What’s that Peter griffin quote where he’s talking about the godfather and he says some shit like “ it just insists upon itself” totally wrong for godfather but I do feel that frame of criticism works for this film. 
    I absolutely love Lars Von Trier some of his movies are my go to for a great movie night like house that Jack built, melancholia, and anti christ… but man….. this one did just NOT do it for me. I keep…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    ★★★★

    To the fans of Superman and all of DC, you are in very very good hands 🥲

    Longer review once I get my thoughts and emotions together I promise 😭

    See where it ranks in👇
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  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City

    ★★★★

    What is the similarity between death and extraterrestrial life? Many would claim there is none. In my opinion this film claims their similarity is that they are deeply unknowable and deeply existential. What I mean by that is that although death and in result grief are a core concept of humanity, so is the fact that we live on earth in a galaxy inside of a universe. I think it is fair to say that every human being has had…