RSS feed for Justin

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★★

    Well, that was silly.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    The first time I saw this, it was to see my most anticipated movie of the year. 

    The second time I saw it, it was to clarify my feelings.

    The third time I saw it, it was to agonize over every frame of this movie, scrutinizing the logic and concocting my defenses from the critiques of the “bad fans.” 

    This fourth and possibly final time in theaters, more than a month after my first, I sat down to enjoy it…

Popular reviews

More
  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    ★★★★

    52 FILMS BY WOMEN PROJECT 2018
    I could be out of line here. But on top of everything else this completely insane movie is... it’s also, like, a much better movie about police brutality than Detroit was.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★

    I'm just... tired. So very tired.

    I'm tired of the notion that Marvel Studios has somehow planted its flag upon the summit of mainstream popcorn entertainment, when the only summit it's touched is that of the interminably tasteful time-killer.

    I'm tired the emptiness I feel each time I finish one of these things, of exiting the theater each time feeling like the only thought I was ever meant to fancy was how much I'd better be looking forward to the…