Timothy Lawrence

Writer of essays and fiction. Lover of goodness, truth, and especially beauty.

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Nope
  • Us
  • War of the Worlds

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  • Rear Window

    ★★★★★

  • Us

    ★★★★

  • Ace in the Hole

    ★★★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★★

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    "The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either – but right through every human heart. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"
    – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    I'm not the first to note that this is Peele's answer to The Shining (overhead shots of the family car traveling winding forest roads, etc.), but has anyone noticed that it also quotes the first/last shot of The Searchers when…

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This week, I have concluded that I like Jordan Peele very much.

    I really appreciate how much negative space there is in this film – not just visually, in the compositions, but in the structure of the story. In terms of theme and character, the viewer has to fill in a lot of blanks. Some will find this frustrating; I was unsure at first, but found it rewarding.

    Daniel Kaluuya’s character in Get Out is a photographer. The flash of his…

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  • Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    MISTER MOVIEGOER.

    YOU COULD HAVE ARRIVED AT THE "COCO" SCREENING 45 MINUTES LATE.

    I GAVE YOU ALL THE CLUES

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★½

    Ten things Attack of the Clones doesn't get enough credit for:

    1) That incredible, ominous opening.
    2) Color-coded speeder chase, which is more inventive than anything post-Lucas Star Wars has produced.
    3) One of John Williams' greatest musical themes, "Across the Stars," which single-handedly carries the Anakin/Padmé romance through any rough patches, acting/scripting-wise.
    4) Obi-Wan's confrontations (verbal and physical) with Jango Fett, who is way cooler than Boba.
    5) Condensed retelling of The Searchers in act two, brilliantly repurposed as…