JKM

favorites from last month. always logging stuff late. hapa boy from the bay area.

Favorite films

  • High and Low
  • Ambulance
  • Bad Education
  • Eat Drink Man Woman

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  • Fabian: Going to the Dogs

    ★★★½

  • Rush Hour

    ★★

  • The Northman

    ★★½

  • Two Friends

    ★★★

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  • Fabian: Going to the Dogs

    Fabian: Going to the Dogs

    ★★★½

    Gotta be one of my favorite movies about Fabian.

  • Rush Hour

    Rush Hour

    ★★

    A pair of supernovas -- of talent? both of them? honestly, sure why not? -- crunched into the most normal buddy cop script you've ever set eyes on. Very constipated and uncomfortable, churns through so much plot instead of trusting the strengths of its leads. Sequels are much improved once Ratner just rolls with the laziness and unleashes the evil, both temperaments true to his spirit. It's like they recognized the blooper reel is what plays best and went for that energy moving forward. I like the daytime union shoot texture here but that's about it.

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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.