Dan R. Howard

Dan R. Howard

Musician./.Film Fanatic./. Film Composer.

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  • Ringu

    Ringu

    ★★★★★

    I have never, ever been so fucked up by a movie like this one. I couldn't sleep because I kept seeing Sadako coming out of the tv and her fucking creepy eye....FUCK. I'm not kidding I had horrible sleep that night.

    I don't usually swear so much I'm just really rattled by this movie. This is such a patient, dread filled movie that just about every scene is super creepy thanks to the editing, the way characters enter scenes, and…

  • In the Earth

    In the Earth

    ★★★★½

    Rich in atmosphere, with a calm and patient sense of dread. There's some really beautiful visual sequences in this movie.

    I'm a big Clint Mansel fan but I felt a disconnect with this score from the movie. It was way too synthy for the forest setting and subject matter, I personally would have worked in some strings and wood-esque percussion to reflect the earthy tones of the films atmosphere. The score reminded me too much of his San Junipero score (which is a beautiful score!).

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  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    ★★★★★

    Underneath this bizzare movie I think is an important message about the human race. John Cusack plays Craig Schwartz, a puppeteer who struggles to get his work noticed. It's not until he finds the portal into Malkovich's mind, and takes control of him, that his work finally becomes famous and appreciated. People don't want to see a "nobody's" work, but they'll pay attention if it's a celebrity, somebody that they already know is good.

    But Malkovich was a nobody once too wasn't he? Such is the hypocrisy of human beings.

    Malkovich? Malkovich Malkovich. Malkovich!

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★

    "People, they love blood. They love action. Not this talky, depressing, philosophical bullshit". Such a brilliant movie from start to finish, I loved this movie even more the second time. Boyhood vs Birdman for best picture is a very tough call, almost as tough as No Country For Old Men vs. There Will Be Blood.