Lance St. Laurent

UW-Madison Film PhD student, one-time Jeopardy champ, jaunty Arkansas gentleman, the unholy spawn of Jay Sherman and Martin Prince.

Favorite films

  • Streets of Fire
  • Fort Apache
  • The Legend of Drunken Master
  • The Devils

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  • Extreme Prejudice

    ★★★½

  • West Side Story

    ★★★★★

  • Eastern Promises

    ★★★★½

  • One False Move

    ★★★★

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  • Eastern Promises

    Eastern Promises

    ★★★★½

    Watching the steam room fight scene with both my mother and fiancée live reacting was the highlight of my month.

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★½

    Certainly the closest any of these IP bonanzas has gotten to capturing the spirit of ROGER RABBIT, full of fun gags that even manage to brush up against being subversive. Kiki Layne is certainly no Bob Hoskins in terms of interacting with cartoons, and there’s not enough narrative juice to carry the full run time, but this is better than it has any right to be.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

    I just don't know, man. This hyperactive mash-up of The Wachowskis, Stephen Chow, Rick and Morty, Douglas Adams, Wong Kar-Wai (?), Ratatouille (??), and a hundred other disparate influences aims for a sort of post-postmodern new sincerity Zoomer "right in the feelings" parable about how moms who don't hug enough are doing the best they can, but it all becomes rather numbing and exhausting, and it's not helped by a sense of humor that doesn't even rise to the level…

  • Jackass Forever

    Jackass Forever

    ★★★★

    I mean it with the utmost sincerity when I say this film is a triumph of the human spirit.