Jared

Jared

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Perpetually on the hunt for a discussion about movies

Favorite films

  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • The Shining
  • Parasite

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  • Jungle Cruise

    ★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★★★

  • Possession

    ★★★★★

  • Squid Game

    ★★★★

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  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Some time into Incendies, a woman kneels in the desert as a bus that had just been full of refugees engulfs in flames in the background. She's just seen a young girl mercilessly gunned down by masked militants with Virgin Mary stickers on their machine guns. In the future she'll infiltrate the upper ranks of a far right Christian nationalist group in an unnamed Middle Eastern country and gun down the leader, despite the fact that she herself is a…

  • Fear Street: 1666

    Fear Street: 1666

    ★★★★

    I've been wanting to write a longer review for the third and final installment in the Fear Street trilogy, in part because I've fallen into a pattern of writing shorter "witty" reviews on here (and I'd like to get back to some intermittent longform analysis), and in part because I think 1666 is a really really good (sometimes great) movie that most film nerds will dismiss as Netflix claptrap and never watch. Now my reviews average about 0.4 likes so…

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    What can be said of 'The Return,' David Lynch's 18 hour spectacle that brings us back to the mysterious northwestern town of Twin Peaks? What can I say in a short online review that couldn't be discussed and dissected by scholars for hundreds of years? 'The Return' is perhaps the most enigmatic yet singularly stunning accomplishment in film history. Twenty-five years after we first asked the question of who killed Laura Palmer, Lynch has managed to regroup the original actors…

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★½

    'El Camino' is a fitting epilogue to one of the best dramatic television shows of all time. If 'Breaking Bad' concluded the character arc of meth mastermind Walter White, this film wraps up the story of his former student and hesitant sidekick Jesse Pinkman. Those complaining that it doesn't add much new to the narrative of the original show have the wrong idea - it isn't intended to extend the plot but rather to provide closure to a much-loved character…