Spencer Anderson

Way too much education and threatened with a divorce if I try to get more!

Favorite films

  • Ordinary People
  • The Apartment
  • Alien
  • First Reformed

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  • Wrath of Man

    ★★★½

  • Love on a Leash

    ½

  • Mississippi Burning

    ★★★★

  • American Psycho

    ★★★★

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★½

    A little surprising how bad Chris Pratt was in this. I liked him quite a bit in the first Jurassic World, but here he was so uncharismatic and by the numbers. Jeff Goldblum on the other hand was a delight and stole every scene he was in!

    Possibly the worst yet of the Jurassic films, but still fun to see in the theatre with the boys. CGI was actually quite impressive in some scenes and amazing how well they can…

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

    Such a great hook and absolutely loved the first half. The visual feel is mesmerizing and sucked me into that world. That absorption makes it gorgeous and fascinating for a while, but then horrifying as the reality starts to become apparent.

    I didn't hate the ending like some people, but agree it was a letdown and didn't fully payoff what came before. Seems a few drafts away from a great movie, but still worth it just for the visuals. Also nice to see Wright experiment with different genres and push himself.

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  • 28 Up

    28 Up

    ★★★★

    I don't know why, but this one left me feeling quite sad. Perhaps it was that the last half ended with several people who were quite contemplative with an underlying sadness to them. Probably unfortunate for me, but I most related to Neil despite the fact he seems to be struggling in the very least with depression. His internal conflict has given him a broader view of life than most of the other participants. One of the happiest seemed to…

  • Rize

    Rize

    ★★★½

    Read that Gasper Noé was influenced by this in making Climax. Really interesting primer on the development of clowning and how that led to krumping. Inspiring to see so many kids passionately devoted to things like this, and especially so with the backdrop of ever pervasive poverty and violence.

    Something about the documentary didn't fully grab me. It lacked a bit in focus making it less than the sum of its parts. A solid work to be sure, but there were some horrifically tragic things happening in the background that could have been better tied in or explored.