Jake Cole

Jake Cole

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Favorite films

  • The Red Shoes
  • The Green Ray
  • PlayTime
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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  • Red Rocket

    ★★★½

  • The Green Knight

    ★★½

  • West Side Story

    ★★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★½

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  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    ★½

    You should be subjected to a rigorous screening process before you are allowed to write a memoir to confirm that anything about your life is interesting or special.

  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

    Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

    ★★★★

    Altman's reputation for naturalism belies his great strength with pronounced artificiality, be it the dreamscape of 3 Women or the beautifully realized comic-strip dimensions of Popeye. Here, the filmed play elements are obvious (the painted "world" glimpsed through the store's doors and windows, the barely disguised water hose and flickering light effects to simulate rain), but they draw us deeper into the larger cosplay existence that the women live in carrying their torches for Dean. And yet, those trademark Altman…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★½

    The great tragedy of Kevin Feige is that, beyond raking in a mountain of cash as the head of Marvel Studios, he truly wants to be seen as an impresario of artists. The recent dust-up caused by Martin Scorsese staring holes through Disney's stunt-casting of noteworthy emerging filmmakers to lend clout to a method of filmmaking dictated by studio notes and franchise bible supervisors punctured this self-delusion and prompted a wave of pathetic self-defensiveness in which the CEO was called…

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen

    ½

    As Tarantino understood, King Kong can be read as a metaphor for the Black experience in America, of white civilization’s simultaneous fascination with, fear and exploitation of Africa and its natural and human resources. Dear Evan Hansen suggests that it can also be read simply as an allegory for what happens when a star Broadway attraction is unleashed upon the general public who can only react with revulsion and terror.

    You’ve already heard (and probably made) all of the jokes…