Isaac

26 | queer | he/him 
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Favorite films

  • Dead Presidents
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
  • Shakespeare in Love

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  • Crimson Tide

    ★★★★

  • Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man

    ★★★½

  • Bad Trip

    ★★★★

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    Like the epic poem it’s based upon, The Green Knight is open to interpretation. Now, of course every piece of art is ‘open to interpretation,’ but David Lowery’s latest is expertly crafted to confuse its audience and leave them muddled and questioning what the hell they just saw. 

    In my interpretation, the story is about death. Gawain wants to be a hero, like the Knights of the Round Table. And when action walks up to him, he leaps at the chance…

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★½

    This is the soundtrack to my parents’ childhood, so by extension it’s the soundtrack to my childhood as well. This was the music that let me and my siblings know that it was time to get up on Saturday morning to clean up the house. This was the music that we’d hear on Sunday before, during and after church. This is the music that I’d hear in the car with my dad when we were going to the barber shop.…

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  • Crimson Tide

    Crimson Tide

    ★★★★

    Someone needs to remake this movie with Denzel in the Gene Hackman role and Jesse Plemons in the Denzel role. Also, this is easily in the top 10 of Hans Zimmer’s scores and nobody talks about it!

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    This movie has everything! Danny Elf man’s score! Rosemary Harris walking away! ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head!’ The train scene! That last shot of Kirsten Dunst! Alfred Molina singing Fiddler on the Roof in his Doc Ock costume! 

    I don’t know how, but Spider-Man 2 is just a perfect synthesis of so many genres. It’s a superhero movie, course, but it’s also a tragedy, a coming-of-age story, a comedy, and a romance on top of Raimi’s insistence of it being…

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  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers

    1. We Want Freedom. We Want Power To Determine The Destiny Of Our Black Community.

    2. We Want Full Employment For Our People.

    3. We Want An End To The Robbery By The Capitalists Of Our Black Community.

    4. We Want Decent Housing Fit For The Shelter Of Human Beings.

    5. We Want Education For Our People That Exposes The True Nature Of This Decadent American Society. We Want Education That Teaches Us Our True History And Our Role In The…

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    Back in my day, superhero movies didn’t take themselves too seriously. Back in my day, superhero movies used to be kinda goofy, but sweetly sincere morality tales with fairly low stakes.

    I’m still not a fan of Tobey Maguire’s take on Peter Parker, but Willem Dafoe and JK Simmons are in top form.