Domenic

Domenic

filmmaker, educator, harmonica player

Favorite films

  • Mean Creek
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Long Day Closes
  • Pink Narcissus

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    ★★★½

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    ★★★

  • Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★★★

  • Pistoleros bajo el sol

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    ★★★½

    I listened to the soundtrack too many times to have an objective opinion here. On the one hand it's the worst of the three -- so much of it is trying so hard to prove to you that it's intelligent. But then again it looks amazing and the wedding scene rips and the entire thing is probably the best possible conclusion to a retroactively trilogized smash hit of a blockbuster based on a theme park ride

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    ★★★

    A lot of the action in this one is like 2D and staged really interestingly and geometrically for a movie of this size. You could never do Cannibal Island Setpiece today. And maybe it's better that way. But it really commits to being as maximally swashbuckling as possible while also tasked with retroactively building lore. Much of it works, much of it doesn't. This one definitely owes a lot to silent cinema

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  • Songs for Drella

    Songs for Drella

    ★★★★★

    i can't even tell you how great this is

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ½

    This is dimestore Roberto Minervini, starring a cardboard cutout of Frances McDormand opposite a cast of non-actors, who are drained of any depth by the camera's (and McDormand's) contempt.

    While ostensibly about the difficulties of living in America, Nomadland is a plodding series of inconsequential speedbumps across an incoherent geographical route, mashed together with some impressively juvenile editing & lazy shot composition.

    I stared at my ceiling fan as the over-eager soundtrack signaled precisely what and when I should feel, and hated every second of it.