Jeremie Richard

Jeremie Richard

I strictly review theatrically released feature films. No documentaries, TV shows nor made-for-TV movies.

Favorite films

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Nashville
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Persona

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  • Passing

    ★★½

  • Bergman Island

    ★★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

  • Deep Cover

    ★★★

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  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★½

    Rebecca Hall's directorial debut doesn't have much going for it besides an interesting theme and a couple of decent performances (and one really good performance from Ruth Negga). The film subscribes to the notion that dull place + black & white cinematography = great art but it's just not that simple. You need a lot more than just these pretensions to make a great movie. "Passing", based on the 1929 novel of the same name written by Nella Larsen, focuses on…

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    ★★★½

    "Bergman Island" is a travelogue film to a remote island that's the closest thing to Disneyland for a lot of hardcore cinephiles. The island, located off the coast of Sweden, is called Fårö and it's where Ingmar Bergman lived and worked for decades. Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth play married filmmakers who travel to the island ostensibly to take in its sights and sounds as well as hopefully draw inspiration from it in perhaps the same way Bergman was inspired…

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  • District 9

    District 9

    ★★★★

    It may be a little known fact but we truly live in an era where brilliant, original science fiction films are being produced year in and year out. At no other time since the 1980's has there ever been an influx of quality science fiction produced as there has been in the last 5 or 6 years or so in Hollywood. Case in point would be District 9. District 9 is co-written and directed by South African director Neil Blomkamp…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    For all intents and purposes this film should've been called Star Wars: History Repeats Itself. The reason being is that the plot to The Force Awakens offers more then just a passing resemblance to A New Hope, so much so that I damn near check marked the "I've seen this film before" option even though I hadn't. It seems that in his never-ending quest to please the rabid Star Wars fan base, director J.J. Abrams felt the need to adhere…