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'ere I am J.H.

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Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Brazil
  • Seven Samurai
  • Children of Men

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  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★

  • The Princess Diaries

    ★★★½

  • American Movie

    ★★★½

  • Willy's Wonderland

    ★★★

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  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★

    What hath Zak Snyder's overcranked camera wrought. Slow motion does not automatically make images interesting; sometimes it's just slower. At regular speed, Gunpowder Milkshake would probably run one hour long, tops.

  • The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries

    ★★★½

    Bailed on the sluggish, lethargic Gunpowder Milkshake and spontaneously picked this instead. Excellent decision! Action movie directors would do well to study movies from other genres, with actual pep, verve, and energy.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    If any excuse were necessary to rewatch Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, a new print projected in a proper theater would certainly be it.

    To mark the film's 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. commissioned filmmaker and Kubrick aficionado Christopher Nolan to create a set of new 70mm prints. Nolan's team located an intact 70mm preservation print, and strove to reproduce its inherent color and picture quality without digital effects. In theory, this new version of the film would be closer…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    VOICE:
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to say something about Mission: Impossible Fallout that hasn't already been said on Letterboxd.

    ME:
    Uh, it was good? I liked it.

    VOICE:
    Disavowed. [puff of smoke]