Robert Hayes

I just really like movies.

Favorite films

  • Fargo
  • American Psycho
  • Vertigo
  • Metropolis

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  • Arrowsmith

    ★★★½

  • Going Bye-Bye!

    ★★★★

  • Bedazzled

    ★★★½

  • Hatching

    ★★★½

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★

    Moderately successful as a comedy, has a decent cast that do well in the context of individual scenes. But... completely misfired as a satire (for me). Amounted to an overly indulgent, overblown piece of disaster porn.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    The story structure was a bit unwieldy, as is the case with a lot of movies nowadays, but Encanto was able to capture the magic (pun intended) of previous eras of Disney classics. This is how a Disney movie is supposed to be. Pure, infectious fun.

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  • Arrowsmith

    Arrowsmith

    ★★★½

    The medical aspect of this story hits a bit different now after two years of COVID...

    That aside, I found this to be a very engaging drama about the struggles of maintaining a marriage when one party's job takes so much of their time. Ronald Colman and Helen Hayes make a great couple, and both give very fine performances. There were also a number of artistically inspired visual/cinematographic choices in the second half. If I have any complaints, they are that Colman was a bit too old for his role, and the story threads could have been fleshed out a little more (Myrna Loy, for instance).

  • Going Bye-Bye!

    Going Bye-Bye!

    ★★★★

    Is it wrong that their pain brings me so much pleasure? 😁

    Rediscovering L&H shorts, which I remember watching as a kid, has been so rewarding and gosh darn hilarious!

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  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★★

    The grandaddy of FX-driven blockbusters, with Fay Wray, cinema's original scream queen. The middle (and longest) section taking place on the island went on a little long for my tastes. But that's only a minor criticism as the film is massively entertaining otherwise.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

    Plenty of fun but started to drag after a while. It was just a little too long.