JR has written 115 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Did Scout Master Ward get his job back? Damn well better have.

    It's amazing that a movie can have such blunt characters and simple, cartoonist action yet be so finely detailed at the same time, classic Anderson.

    81/100

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's amazing how after all the prejudice from the initial "guilty" side is broken down you realise there was just as much prejudice on the "not guilty" side. Juror 8 makes some great observations yet they too all have flaws. The idea of having 100% certainty before sending a man to his death makes complete sense. But if that was the case then how much capital punishment would actually be able to be enforced? How many guilty people would go…

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★½

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    Found the story pretty lackluster but those three brothers just got something about them.

    I feel like this movie draws a nice conclusion but then somewhat goes back on it. The brothers seem to overcome they're cultural ignorance and empty search for some sort of "awakening" in they're grief at the funeral yet then proceed with they're weird spiritual shit not long afterwards.

    72/100

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★

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    I usually don't like to give these types of "artistic" old fashioned movies whose main attraction consists of hidden symbolism made for pretentious film students to study and jerk off over much credit. But this is a properly disturbing depiction of a fully fledged nightmare (added to by that eerie wind noise in the background) that at times did impress me by how freakish and erratic it was.

    Don't get me wrong though, I still hated it just as much…

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★½

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    How could you turn down a guy that built an aquarium, saved Latin and created the "best play ever" for you?

    The fact that Max basically attempts to murder Herman twice is just brushed over.

    74/100

  • Death Proof

    Death Proof

    ★★½

    Tarantino at his absolute horniest.

    Too much girly chitter chatter, not enough bloody splitter splatter.

    53/100

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★½

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    Randle was probably just taking the piss about being a vegetable again.

    These roles must've fucked the actors up, elite performances.
    What pisses me off is how Billy's stutter seemed to pass for a while once he found some confidence yet that bitch of a nurse ruined it for him, all the man needed was a bit of sex.

    86/100

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    ★★★★½

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    I watched the family guy "dancing bag" parody before I seen this movie so that whole scene was fucking hilarious for me.

    I can't tell if this film is pretentious or if it just has a pretentious character. Anyways, I might not find a plastic bag to be beautiful but Lester's escape from that mundane, boring, empty, superficial, hate your job, hate your wife suburban life (the ultimate hell) was damn glorious.

    92/100

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★

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    I know there's probably a definitive answer to this but it's kinda hard to pinpoint; which of the characters are included as one of the "hateful eight"? I mean Marquis, Ruth, Domergue, Mannix, Oswaldo, Gage, Jody and Bob would be my picks. Yet that leaves out Ed who's sort of a part of the group (yet isn't very hateful) as well as General Smithers who's probably the most hateful of the whole lot.

    Was one bounty hunting, 19th century, n-word filled movie not enough for Tarantino?

    82/100

  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    ★★★★½

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    Ain't nobody ever ate a chocolate without checking/ knowing what it is first.

    It's kinda sad that Forrest is somewhat self aware of his stupidity yet isn't able to grasp the many amazing things he's done.

    87/100

  • Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket

    ★★½

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    Movie logic be like:
    Follow girl who's doing her job around + communicate with her like 5 times = sex + love

    The funniest part of this movie is how untroubled all the hostages are. Like they mustn't have even been bothered to help the police identify Anthony and all.

    54/100

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

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    It's funny how the whole climax of this phenomenal movie is basically just a basketball game.

    The constant loudness and rush of everything as well as the overlapping dialogue creates so much stress that it eventually molds into this incredible, unique adrenaline.

    94/100