Scott Shelton

I live, breathe, and watch movies for Some Like It Scott (@MediaPlugPods)

Favorite films

  • The Dark Knight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Departed
  • Arrival

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  • Men

  • Moon Knight

    ★★★

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★★

  • Petite Maman

    ★★★★½

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

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

    "He's only a man."

    Man something about this really hit extra on a second watch.

    Not that it's not apparent on the first watch of The Power of the Dog, but Phil is just such an emphatically realized character. He's a compelling and interesting portrayal of a form of (toxic) masculinity, predictably fragile and conflicted, in the form of a man who is so obsessed with a particular part of his past - of his mentor, Bronco Henry, who was…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    NYFF 59 #11

    Not even intended this way, but Dune as my last screening in Alice Tully for the festival year was a true climax for my first NYFF. Since the day after I saw Tenet last year, it’s been my most anticipated, not just for its source material, but also those involved, from Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, et al., to Denis Villeneuve behind the camera, to Hans Zimmer composing. It checks all my boxes, with all the riches of talent…

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  • Men

    Men

    Jessie Buckley good. Men bad.


    Can’t say I was particularly in the mood for this

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★★

    I was pretty shocked to look this up after and see it had a rotten tomato score and middling critical consensus, only to then feel redeemed when it appeared more recent reevaluations have put this in a more favorable light. As with Wes’s previous outing, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, it seems like he’s really found his groove in the balance of his style in this, and in many ways he has an equally up-to-the-task ensemble here to execute his typically whimsy…

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  • When the Streetlights Go On

    When the Streetlights Go On

    ★★

    Quite possibly the worst ending to a movie / show ever made. It was mostly pretty good before that though!

  • Try Harder!

    Try Harder!

    ★★★★½

    2021 Sundance Film Festival #23

    Try Harder! is full of really striking moments. One that really stood out to me early on was when Alvan, an aspiring surgeon (like several of his classmates), talked about how getting one question wrong on a test was the difference between a full letter grade, which will change your GPA, which will change where you get in to college, which in turn will change your whole life. The downward spiral, not to mention the…