RSS feed for Josh

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★

    Pushes the (extreme) limitations of this very rigid franchise.

    All of Hela's scenes, or anything involving Asgard mythology, feel lifted from a much more boring film. Also, anyone who refers to the colonialism narrative here as well-executed or Important™ desperately needs to watch some competent African cinema.

    That said, I did laugh out loud multiple times...

  • Fred Armisen: Standup for Drummers

    Fred Armisen: Standup for Drummers

    ★★★½

    “One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, 'He's so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.”
    — Elisabeth Moss

    Just like the rest of his work, Armisen's intentions here aren't clear enough to easily evaluate whether or not it works. Was this intended to be a series of sincere dad jokes, an extremely deadpan performance art piece, or a bit of character work that only Armisen thinks is funny? Hard to say for sure. The audience reaction shots—ranging from delight and appreciation to bemusement and bewilderment—don't really clarify things.

Popular reviews

More
  • We Are Young. We Are Strong.

    We Are Young. We Are Strong.

    ★★★½

    A decent piece of speculative fiction about the third year of the Trump administration

  • 200

    200

    ★★★★

    Ideal screening conditions for this, projected on 16mm in the back of the Oddball Films archive, at the conclusion of which the curator uttered, "I have no idea where he got a fucking grant to do that," and walked out, never to be heard from again.

    You can watch it on Vimeo if you wish: vimeo.com/131832976