DannyGReviews

DannyGReviews

I unironically LOVE the 2008 Jason Statham film “Death Race.” Just had to get that off my chest.

Favorite films

  • The Truman Show
  • Ex Machina
  • Arrival
  • Jurassic Park

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  • House of Gucci

    ★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

  • Free Guy

    ★★★

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    Let's just get this out of the way (*deep sigh*)... everything you've heard about Jared Leto's performance is true. It's an overblown, distracting, and borderline deranged caricature of an Italian person, done with such reckless abandon that it makes the accents of Nintendo's Mario and Luigi sound tame in comparison. I don't care if the real Paolo Gucci sounded like this (he didn't), it just doesn't fit with this movie as the rest of the cast affects the classic Americanized-version…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

    (Saw in 70mm at the Fox Village Theatre in Los Angeles)

    I don't think people are making a big enough deal about how this is Paul Thomas Anderson's first full-blown comedy - like with set-ups and payoffs and eveythang! Yes, "Phantom Thread" and "Punch-Drunk-Love" are VERY funny, but those are dramas, and "Inherent Vice" is... well, it's own thing (and it's only funny if you're stoned out of your fucking mind, which I suppose was PTA's intention, but still, it's…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★

    LOVED the first half of this. In stark contrast to the rest of the DCEU (sans "Birds of Prey"), it's goofy and fun like a Saturday morning cartoon. The introduction of the monkey's paw plotline felt fresh for the superhero medium, almost as if we were watching a $200 million dollar after-school special, and I mean that in a GOOD way. I remember thinking to myself, "I'm really enjoying this but Patty Jenkins is walking a fine line here, and…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    Thoroughly stunning and hypnotic. Absolute catnip for hipster cinephiles like myself. The vast disparity on Rotten Tomatoes between the critical rating (88%) and the audience rating (49%) isn't surprising in the least - in fact, I actually thought this disparity would be much, MUCH larger. "The Green Knight" is far more languid and somber than I was expecting, so much so that I couldn't help but marvel at the severe non-mass-audience-friendly nature of the final product. David Lowry's script defies…