Favorite films

  • Children of Men
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Clue
  • Jurassic Park

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  • Who's Harry Crumb?

    ★★½

  • 48 Hrs.

    ★★★

  • Christmas with the Kranks

    ★★★

  • Bones and All

    ★★★

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★½

    It’s rather an abstract story.
    Pretentious? A little bit.
    A feminist allegory,
    at least that’s how I read it.

    But there’s some affecting scenes and
    great visuals and haunting score.
    Jon Glazer’s directing is grand,
    just brush up on metaphor.

    Under the Skin.
    Under the Skin.
    Scarlett Johansson’s driving a van, son, please don’t get in!
    So though I haven’t read the book,
    i’d say the film is worth a look.
    If you think sci-fi should make you think “why?” try Under the Skin.

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  • Who's Harry Crumb?

    Who's Harry Crumb?

    ★★½

    This was way to broad for my tastes, just a bunch of skits to showcase John Candy physical comedy strung together through the thin plot of a private detective investigating a kidnapping. Actually a young Shawnee Smith might be my favourite thing about this one.

  • 48 Hrs.

    48 Hrs.

    ★★★

    Got a lot of Walter Hill to catch up on. This has so many pulpy cop archetypes in it it may me giddy. and I understand this film helped establish a lot of those tropes but It's still a trip to see them all in quick succession for the first time. It's also a film that plays as very ,much of its time and some of the stuff here feels a bit cringe to my delicate modern woke sensibilities but…

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  • Mr. Harrigan's Phone

    Mr. Harrigan's Phone

    ★★★

    This very much felt like a short story. An interesting premise, that makes a few good points and has a fun conceit to hook you but then doesn't really develop into anything larger or more satisfying. It's aimiable.

  • Occupation

    Occupation

    ★★

    Oh man.

    I was watching a female director's round table on youtube and a common occurrence seemed to be studio heads passing on female directors because "they tried that once before and it didn't work." What an infuriating and illogical statement, but that's largely how the thinking seems to be when it comes to movie making. Something I'm passionate about is the need for Australian films to push more into genre and entertainment instead of churning out more introspective character…