Those has written 90 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Chafed Elbows

    Chafed Elbows


    “Tell the director that Gregory Miraculous and Jesus Mekas discovered you in the toilet.”

    Goodnight, sweet (prince).

  • Bad Trip

    Bad Trip


    The anti-Borat.

    Where Cohen deploys his hidden-camera pranks to goad his targets into exposing their most extravagantly boorish, hateful selves, Andre et al use theirs to bring out the best in people. And it’s not that each film’s pranks elicit wildly different reactions from their respective targets so much as it’s a matter of how each film chooses to frame those reactions; where Cohen’s film views people as oafishly credulous, Andre’s film instead chooses to see them as open-hearted and good-humored.

    Also this features the most structurally justified, emotionally satisfying blooper reel in movie history.

  • Despiser



    With the distinct feel of an FMV light gun shooter whose narrative ambitions refuse to be contained by the puny confines of a bowling alley arcade cabinet, it’s impossible not to love this movie for its aesthetic gumption alone. I don’t even mind the narcissistic Misunderstood Artist Messiah shtick because unlike the Breens and Wiseaus of the world Cook actually puts his money where his mouth is. There are no cut corners or half measures here, this is a fully…

  • Quiet Please, Murder

    Quiet Please, Murder


    I think it’s safe to say this is the greatest wartime propaganda/espionage/slice-of-life comedy detective noir Freudian library heist thriller ever made.

  • We Are Little Zombies

    We Are Little Zombies


    “Smokers are just paying to take deep breaths. Adults are idiots.”

  • Murder Death Koreatown

    Murder Death Koreatown



  • Ham on Rye

    Ham on Rye


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

    You either die the narrator of a Billy Joel song or live long enough to become the narrator of a Bruce Springsteen song.

    One could easily walk away from this movie finding its vision of growing up incredibly depressing, but I don’t quite see it that way because overall the film seems much more interested in expressing a subjective emotional truth than in observing a cold, hard material one. The grittier “realism” of the back half is no less of…

  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse

    This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse


    Hooptober 7.0: The Hoopening

    In this moment, Coffin Joe is euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, he is enlightened by his own intelligence.

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    “I wanna run through the halls of my high school
    I wanna scream at the top of my lungs
    I just found out there’s no such thing as the real world
    Just a lie we have to rise above”
    -John Mayer and/or Charlie Kaufman

  • Relaxer



    The ultimate Hot Couch Guy movie.

  • Josie and the Pussycats

    Josie and the Pussycats


    The 3 Small Words they’re singing about are “military industrial complex.”

  • Thoroughbreds