Chris Richmond

Chris Richmond

Filmmaker. Film-lover. If you have questions or comments, I love talking with fellow movie fans.

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  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★½

    Still funny, and this shines a light on the not-so-hidden putrid underbelly of American society today. But we've been here before, and I'm tired of everything.

    There's really nothing new here, and though the timely adjustments to the most current of events makes for a fun real-life retcon while the satire is sufficient, this is all very going-through-the-motions. In 2020, it's a long-form, high-budget All Gas No Brakes or Eric Andre skit or whatever.

    There's just no reason to watch…

  • Nobody's Business

    Nobody's Business

    ★★★½

    An intimate and fun examination of familial relationships and what that even means.

    The creative and quick-paced editing, which incorporates lots of cross cutting and spliced audio, keeps things more interesting while we get an almost My Dinner With Andre-style sparring match of a long-form interview with director Alan Berliner's father, Oscar Berliner.

    The contrast of their perspectives makes for a fun sort of duality as we pore over history and its meaning.

    Meanwhile, a plethora of 8mm footage from…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

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

    That was the least interesting superhero movie I've ever seen.

    Not the worst, mind you. Maybe the second worst. But at least Catwoman runs under two hours and offers so-bad-it's-good entertainment.

    Infinity War is a bloated piece of empty, corporate garbage.

    This movie takes TWO AND A HALF HOURS to tell a story that could've been done in 80 minutes.

    The worst part is that roughly 75% of this is characters standing around talking to each other about what just…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★

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

    I don't think this is necessarily an outright bad film, but what the fuck is the point here?

    Is the point that war is hell? If so, this is obvious to everyone already. Films like Saving Private Ryan or We Were Soldiers depict the visual atrocity and gut-wrenching fear, pain, and confusion of soldiers much more viscerally and accurately. This is a bleached, PG-13 affair that seems content to shy away from the blood, the burning corpses, and the horrifically…