RSS feed for Jordan

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★★

    For its 10th anniversary, I looked back at Andrew Dominik's neo-western masterpiece:

    From the opening frames of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Andrew Dominik stokes the flames of our own fascination with the infamous outlaw. We learn of his seventeen claimed murders, countless robberies, the bullet holes in his chest, the missing nub of his middle finger, and the fact that even his children didn’t know his name. It affixes a mythic power to his…

  • It

    It

    ★★★

    With a more ceremonious unveiling than the other Hollywood adaptation of a Stephen King property this year, It is slickly calibrated to please its spook-hungry audience. Functioning more as a roller coaster ride of frights and humor than a dread-inducing exercise in terror, Andy Muschietti’s Mama follow-up doesn’t have the inspired vision or thematic complexity to join Brian De Palma and Stanley Kubrick in the pantheon of the (very few) masterful cinematic retellings of the celebrated author. However, for a Halloween precursor, there is a respectable amount of carnivalesque mischief to be found in this cinematic equivalent of a deranged jack-in-the-box.

    Read my full review.

Popular reviews

More
  • The Red Turtle

    The Red Turtle

    ★★★½

    First 78 minutes of The Red Turtle: this is a very nice movie
    Last 2 minutes: I am emotionally wrecked and have a new perspective on life

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★½

    Silence is staggering in how Scorsese is able to cinematically convey a journey so personal and introspective as one's life-long struggle with faith. Relatively restrained and patient filmmaking for the director, which seems like a rarity for a production of this scale.