Jake Bart

Maybe it's time to let the old ways die.

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  • The Ring

    The Ring


    Not really sure how well the story holds together here but man the filmmaking has some moves and style to burn. Spookier, more paranoid, and more Gothic than I’d imagined. A whole lot of fun.

  • Treasure Planet

    Treasure Planet


    Muppets did it so much better.

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter


    Just the greatest. I never seem to give it quite enough credit. Each revisit brings more resonant moments, more unforgettable images. This time the strange simplicity of it all--particularly its ideas on the precarious place of children and the other little things of the world-- was almost unspeakably moving. The throw away moment following the local hangman back into his home almost had me in tears.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman


    “He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others: just a shape to fill a lack; that when the right time came, you wouldn't need a word for that any more than for pride or fear....One day I was talking to Cora. She prayed for me because she believed I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and pray…