🎄Ian Curran🎄

🎄Ian Curran🎄

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Ex video store alum. RIP Xtravision

Put some respect on the 3 ⭐️ movie!

Favorite films

  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Shining
  • Scream
  • Rounders

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  • Capote

    ★★★★★

  • The Night House

    ★★★

  • Nobody

    ★★★

  • Riders of Justice

    ★★★★

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    ”I drink your milkshake.”

    Very little can be added to the discussion of There Will Be Blood—it’s a masterpiece. It manages to explore one of the two great fears Charles Dickens warned 19th century readers about: greed.

    The second fear Dickens cautioned against was ignorance. The spiritual elements of There Will Be Blood—particularly Paul Dano’s character— touch on the idea of ignorance through false prophecy. But the central theme of this film is without question the unquenchable thirst of want.…

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★

    Im not a great judge of Beatles content; I’d listen to them order tea and toast for 8 hours.

    I loved the temper of this documentary. It had a kind of Llewyn Davis-esque folk song feel to it; being neither new nor old.

    It was warm and electric as well as sad. We got to watch four friends create magic while simultaneously playing whack-a-mole with their individual desires to find an end to The Beatles collective.

    What Jackson has achieved…

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  • Capote

    Capote

    ★★★★★

    ”More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”

    I felt skepticism towards this film after seeing the trailer back in 2005. It seemed like standard Oscar fodder, created for one reason only, best actor glory.

    Hoffman’s performance reached DDL levels of transformation, worthy of all the praise and gold. My prejudice was unswayed after my initial viewing: a five star performance in a three star movie.

    The theme of misrepresentation plays an outsized role in this film, it…

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★

    A solid horror movie with some interesting ideas and simple tension.

    The audience watches on as Rebecca Hall—who steals the show—finds herself tortured by an insidious force in the days and weeks following her husband’s passing.

    For the majority of the movies runtime we are in no doubt regarding the moral character of Rebecca’s husband—the breadcrumbs were just too perfectly laid out and crunchy.

    What the audience remains unsure about is: who or what is haunting Rebecca?
    Is it grief?…

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  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    I try to avoid hyperbole as much as I can, but Im 100% guilty of waxing lyrical about things that move me, or with stuff I deem important.

    It’s not an exaggeration to say The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV shows ever made—that’s just consensus. Where I run the risk of jumping from effusive to full blown atomic hyperbole, is when I say The Sopranos is one of the most important pieces of art from the last 100…

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

    Technicolour heroin injected straight into the eyeballs. A delightful musical about movies transition from silence to full blown musical numbers—historically accurate I hear!😅

    Gene Kelly was jacked AF! Great sweater-shirt combo’s too.