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  • Heat

  • The Young and the Damned

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

  • Dressed to Kill

Recent reviews

  • Heat


    So lovely that I got to see this in theaters on my last day in New York City for the foreseeable future. Mann’s 2000s style, maybe all of digital cinematography, seems like it’s already nascent in how Mann shot and lit this film. The “Hollywood”-ness of it is strange to me right now. Specifically the portrayal of romance and the way certain moments seem like they use visual shorthand that seems to truncate moments that could be more natural. Unsure. My favorite scene is the one on the highway where they go into the tunnel.

  • The Young and the Damned

    The Young and the Damned

    Not really sure how I feel. I don't think I could say anything that isn't extremely obvious. It's engaging and very sad and believable in many ways. I liked that there were some moments of kindness. The opening narration seems to incite frustration in some (my friend who I saw it with had an understandable but very cynical interpretation of Bunuel's intentions with it) but I just really don't know enough to come to even a personally believable conclusion.

Popular reviews

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    Massive, serious movie. Obviously gorgeous, it’s frightening how beautiful and stirring this movie is on a scene by scene basis. Alice in Wonderland/American Graffiti remake about the constant danger kids face in the adult world. Transient capitalist trends and the commodification of sex and race seem to be major themes, the former is a big one in Paul’s whole career. Novelesque in scope but all too cinematic in practice.

  • Filmmaker


    Actually wonderful. Feels like its respectfully and truly about Coppola, and thankfully he's a very entertaining guy. Lucas gets in his sentimentality for cars and music (which is very pleasant, here as always), and some striking imagery too, but it all serves the diary of what Lucas viewed at the time as a Class-A FILM MAKER.