Jarand

I hate movies so much, jesus christ they make my head hurt.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • F for Fake
  • Being John Malkovich

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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    ★★★★

  • Elf

    ★★½

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    ★★★½

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★½

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  • Tokyo Fist

    Tokyo Fist

    ★★★★½

    My favorite Tuskamoto so far. This was something else. Been a long time since I’ve squirmed so uncomfortably in my seat during a film. Certainly the fruits of the directors labor showing itself as his fourth film is truly a natural, and a bit more mature, culmination of his previous work. While still a little rough around the edges there is so many confident directorial touches here. The communication of sensory experiences is really out there and stylistically rich and…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★

    I can’t believe James Wan got away with this. I don’t know if he is even aware of what he’s done with the backing of Warner Bros, between this and The suicide squad it is clear the studio has accumulated serious fuck-you money and they are unleashing it upon theaters without a single care in the world.
    Malignant is like a prank on audiences, selling itself as yet another jump scare laden chiller, but instead it weaponizes those expectations and…

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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    The Young Girls of Rochefort

    ★★★★

    Nothing short of joyous. A bustling, colorful musical about love. Nothing more, nothing less. Following The umbrellas of Cherbourg director Jaques Demy seems to have infused every element of the classic musical he rejected in his previous film here. Elaborately choreographed dance numbers break up the plot, and dialogue and musical numbers lead into one another instead of overlapping. It’s just one fun, wide angle musical number after the other, Deneuve never looked as vibrant as she does here and the…

  • Elf

    Elf

    ★★½

    Will Ferrel has been doing the same shtick since at least 2000 and it’s just embarrassing to me. I appreciate Jon Favreau’s comittment to the craft. Working with forced perspective, stop-motion and some clear guerrilla shooting around NYC, but it is all in service of Ferrel acting like an overgrown child in a schmaltzy Christmas movie. Even if it makes sense for his character it is just not a very funny or interesting character. I suppose it is easy to…

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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★★

    Felt nostalgic to see a smaller scaled superhero movie balancing campy fun and seriousy, darker topics. For a moment I felt transported back to early 2000. The movie takes a hit in its final act, but I enjoyed this much more than I was expecting to. The characters remain as engaging as ever.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

    It’s probably time to make a few changes when Edgar Wright’s latest style-exercise feels too personal, but this hit close to home in ways I didn’t necessarily expect. 
    While the film takes a sharp turn into giallo/horror territory in the final act there is a lot of fun stuff going on here. Luckily the script is also fairly strong and takes it time setting up characters and conflicts. We learn to genuinely like Ellie as a person and sympathize with…