John Dougherty

Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

Favorite films

  • The Passenger
  • Late Spring
  • A New Leaf
  • Marriage Story

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  • Up in the Air

    ★★★½

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★½

  • The Sting

    ★★★★½

  • Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★½

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  • Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

    Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

    The things you fucking do when you’re a parent.

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    In Schrader's writing on transcendental style in film, he says of Ozu/Dreyer/Bresson that their work is linked through a common dramatic language, which expresses a spiritual state. They achieve this, he posits, through austere camerawork, acting devoid of self-consciousness, and through editing that avoids editorial comment. For me, SILENCE is transcendental cinema -- which reaches an almost spiritual realm in its depiction of faith, torture and apostasy -- but it doesn't fit Schrader's definition of transcendental style in film; instead…