Eleanore

Eleanore Patron

I go to a lot of movies. I will ramble on A LOT about animation if you let me get started. But then I ramble in general.

Favorite films

  • Zero Effect
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • F for Fake
  • Manhunter

Recent activity

All
  • The Social Network

    ★★★★½

  • Last Things

    ★★★★½

  • How to Have Sex

    ★★★★

  • The Matrix

    ★★★★★

Recent reviews

More
  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★½

    You have part of my attention. You have the minimum amount.

    Infuriatingly great film, that falls just this side shy of perfect, due to a final scene that nearly derails the whole thing, because Aaron Sorkin just cannot help himself when it comes to mythologizing and aggrandizing horrendous assholes at every opportunity. (As always, Sorkin's only great works are directed by other hands, because any time he's at the helm it's insufferable.) Much like Fincher's actual masterpiece ZODIAC, it's got…

  • Last Things

    Last Things

    ★★★★½

    I know about lots of things I've never seen, and so do you.

    Loved this so much, and it was such a treat to see a rare 35mm print of it, I couldn't even mind much that it was projected in the wrong aspect ratio (should've been in 1.33: 1, not 1.66: 1).

    One of the most Up My Alley things I've ever seen in my life. Was literally just blabbing to my best friend earlier this same day while…

Popular reviews

More
  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★★

    Every time I rewatch this, I'm struck anew by how superior it is, in multiple ways, to THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, even if I do understand why the latter has gotten the lion's share of the critical praise and attention over the years.

    The biggest issue for me, with SILENCE, is Hopkins' portrayal of Lecter. It's schlocky, heavily dependent on bizarrely affected speech, and incredibly over-the-top. This wouldn't be such a problem if Dr. Lecter were intended only to…

  • Foe

    Foe

    ★★

    I almost have to respect this thing's commitment to nearly settling with, then passing over/failing to stick a single one of the like five different endings it seems to attempt, even if none of them, including the one it finally goes with, are good. Almost.

    Lost it at the blank letter line, which is only superseded by actually seeing it towards the end. You would also never guess that water is supposedly scarce in this timeline on future earth based…