JKM

favorites from last month. always logging stuff late. hapa boy from the bay area. I write news too.

Favorite films

  • Some Came Running
  • Wife of a Spy
  • The Abyss
  • The People Under the Stairs

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  • Original Cast Album: Company

    ★★★★★

  • Bad Lieutenant

    ★★★★

  • Kafka

    ★★½

  • Society

    ★★★★

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  • Original Cast Album: Company

    Original Cast Album: Company

    ★★★★★

    Film can barely contain it. A long time ago I made a vow that I wouldn't watch this until after he died. His loss is tremendous, but I appreciated the excuse. "There never was a next one. This was it."

  • Bad Lieutenant

    Bad Lieutenant

    ★★★★

    The exorcist. Clearly, he's not a great guy, and I like how "bad" also refers to his ability to fulfill the responsibilities of his job. An investigation usually begs for some degree of pragmatism, but this guy can only bash the city apart and gorge on it like a piñata. Keitel offers an explosive presence, but always, always Ferrara assures us of, and even graciously gives the privacy to, his lead's solipsism: deadening spotlights contrasted against the continued hum of…

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  • Far Far Away Idol

    Far Far Away Idol

    ½

    My family went to a house party in 2005. While all the parents drank and chatted downstairs, all the kids were up in the playroom, shooting Nerf guns and watching Shrek 2. When the credits rolled, the host's kids popped into the bonus features and queued up this motherfucker. After every character performed their song, we were asked to vote on who should win. I put up my hand for Donkey's passionate performance of "Disco Inferno," but, of course, Prince…

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★★

    On an eleventh watch, I realize that Lisa and Claudette talking about breast cancer means that this film technically passes the Bechdel test.

    Also, masterpiece.