JJ

drummed out of the industry for referring to the collegiate crowd as “yous” (the Irish are TIRED)

Favorite films

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Boogie Nights
  • Che: Part One
  • Summer of Sam

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  • Overlord

    ★★★

  • Burn After Reading

    ★★★★

  • Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★

  • Possessor

    ★★★★

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  • Overlord

    Overlord

    ★★★

    Wyatt Russell? I’m asking this movie WYATT didn’t RUSSELL up a few more thrills! I’ve had a rough few days.

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★★

    “What’d we learn, Palmer?” I used to think the ending was a bit of a cop out but the years have been kind to it in my mind. Now I think it’s perfect. Capital I-Intelligence is just as unintelligent as the dopes that set it all off. Just far more destructive.

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  • JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

    JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

    ★★★★½

    The choice to do the CIA/Vietnam/Oswald “motive” stuff in the second half and start with the minutiae of the forensics literally put my teenage daughter to sleep. I ended up liking that choice, but trying to give your kids a political education is hard enough in this neoliberal scorpion nest, Oliver! Lay some track! Nah this was great though. Everything I wanted and more. I was scoffing for 120 minutes straight, talking to the tv, throwing around “of course!” and…

  • Mikey and Nicky

    Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★

    I would have just talked to the blonde woman about what was happening in Indochina but that’s just me.