Patrik Sandberg

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  • The Flintstones

    The Flintstones

    ★★★★★

    I’ve probably written about this particular motion picture before, the pinnacle of studio I.P. ingenuity. Brian Levant’s The Flintstones from 1994 is an aesthetic landmark largely due to its heroic production and costume design (by William Sandell and Rosanna Norton, respectively), genius casting (Nancy Nayor), and surreal halcyon cinematography (Dean Cundey, who also shot Jurassic Park). There’s no vocabulary to describe the particular libido and spark that happens when you put titans like John Goodman and Elizabeth Taylor on set…

  • Superintelligence

    Superintelligence

    ½

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  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ½

    The only thing more depressing than a cynical, retrogressive, failingly unlikely, gummed together attempt to mimic a conventional Hallmark Channel holiday movie with an idpol twist is accomplishing that very thing without a shred of humor nor an ounce of nerve. There’s truly no accounting for lack of vision. Hulu has rejected brilliant projects that I’m aware of and it’s a slap in the face they gave this turkey the go ahead. 50 years of unfortunate queer assimilation politics and…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    You know when you see a really good foreign film? Part of the enchantment is seeing all these exotic places you'd never otherwise get to experience. That's how the Safdie brothers shoot New York. Give them the key to the city.