RSS feed for sjl

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Unzipped

    Unzipped

    ★★★★

    The term "super model" can be defined by Linda Evangelista's three second camera stare down at the 1:03:23 mark.

  • The Exterminating Angel

    The Exterminating Angel

    ★★★★

    Wow.

Popular reviews

More
  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    ★★½

    You know what? I haven't watched BADLANDS in a while. Maybe I should watch BADLANDS again. Yeah, I think I'll do that. Watch BADLANDS again.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★

    Beneath the fears on the surface (STDs, date rape, parental abandonment) are the murkier and touchier fears (vulnerability, betrayal of trust, and death (and Death)), all presented with a languidly creepy circa-70s suburbia vibe that feels like TEXAS CHAINSAW crossed with VIRGIN SUICIDES. The explicit depiction of what happens to the victims falls flat, and it doesn't quite play fair with its own rules, but (like MYTH) the beating heart at the center of everything won't be denied.