Josh Calvetti

what we see or what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream

Favorite films

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Blue Velvet
  • A Room with a View
  • Casino Royale

Recent activity

  • The Hunt

  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

  • Hang 'em High


  • Hot Fuzz


Recent reviews

  • Hang 'em High

    Hang 'em High


    it took me the whole movie to realize where I’d heard the main theme… the Booker T cover that Mike Canton always used to open The Soul Show on WYEP before they stupidly got rid of that program.

    Oh yeah; the film was adequate

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz


    Dalton is perfect in this, no notes

Popular reviews

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

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


    (20th anniversary Fathom event)

    I don’t fault them for shrinking the world so significantly- the film is already 4+ hours long! I do continue to be disappointed about character changes, particularly Denethor and Aragorn.

    But that said, this is still quite the triumph of filmmaking. You can see the edges of a lot of effects at this point, but it still feels incredibly competent overall. The miniatures and makeup look just as good at 20 years as they did originally.…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's too damn long. That’s my chief complaint. For the story they were telling, it could have been condensed pretty far.

    Joi was interesting for a little bit, but then there was too much time spent on dumb things with her (like that technically impressive merge with the hooker) and not enough to make us care about her as a character.

    Gosling was fine™ but nothing all that special. Was he meant to find some of these things, or was…