Jacob Gehman

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Favorite films

  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Robin Hood
  • The Ring
  • Adaptation.

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  • Joker

    ★★★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★★½

  • Let the Sunshine In

    ★★★

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★★½

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★½

    In a horrible year with awful politics and deaths and, and... you know, just the awfulness that 2016 has been, I've taken some respite by getting angry over some goddamned trivial stuff. Mostly that means being a solitary voice in the darkness that loudly, proudly says, "Die Hard is not a fucking Christmas movie, you assholes."

    You know what Christmas movies are? They are movies that can only be watched in December. There's no other time it makes sense to…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    [abrasive synth]
    [heavy breathing]
    [doorbell ringing]

    It's been a long time since I've watched Halloween. I would get into why, but it's a boring story. Suffice to say, I didn't have access. And now I do. Wasn't sure how Halloween would hold up. I've wavered in opinion with various other cornerstone horror franchises (Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th), and it's been a long time.

    It's apparent from the opening scene that Halloween holds the FUCK up.

    Every year…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★½

    I dunno. Somehow Joker became the face of a cultural clash between those who felt it glamorized and excused the bad behavior of men, and those who agreed but loved it for those reasons. I've generally stood on the sidelines, because on the one hand giving an antagonist an interesting, textured, emotional backstory is simply good storytelling. I don't really take it as some snide, underhanded commentary on how modern masculinity is preventing men from being men. At the same…

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★★½

    This is a passion project. This was made by people who love the Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers TV show. This was made by people who love animation. This was made by people who wanted to go the extra mile to make the film they wanted to make. And that passion oozes out of every frame.

    I had two favorite shows as a kid. TaleSpin and Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers. In December I was delighted to find a complete…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★★

    In college I was an English major with a minor in Journalism. I went that route because Journalism was the only English-related minor that, at my University, an English major could take. But as I went through the classes to get my minor, I came to realize two things:

    1. I had a deep love of what newspaper do and a respect for the people who write the stories.

    2. My personality would never hold up in the journalistic world.…

  • Saved!

    Saved!

    ★★★★★

    "You smell like Tia's dad. Have you been drinking?"

    Logically, Saved! is far from perfect. The script clinks and clunks around, the camera work is wonky at best, and every time I watch it these--and other--flaws become more and more apparent. But Saved! still manages to charm through the use of two key assets: 1. Earnest and believable performances from all of the main characters. 2. Painting a Christian culture through secular eyes that actually feels eerily believable.

    As a…