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“I like Kools. Minty flavor.”

Recording everything I watch starting May 2021. 

I stand by absolutely none of my reviews.

Favorite films

  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Throne of Blood
  • Jaws
  • Crimson Tide

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  • Old

    ★½

  • Rope

    ★★★★½

  • Perfect Blue

    ★★★★

  • Star Trek: Insurrection

    ★★★

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  • Old

    Old

    ★½

    “Oh my god, the dog died!”
    “He was only just alive!”

    Oh no. Oooh no. 

    This was as bad as anything I’ve watched in a long time. The dialogue is often jaw-droppingly contrived in a direct, almost aggressive refutation of “show, don’t tell.” There are four distinct endings - none of them satisfying. Other little things, like its on-the-nose title, the idea that an American cop vacationing in a foreign country has jurisdiction, or the rusty knife effect genuinely make me wonder…

  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★½

    Joan Chandler choke me to death and hide my body in a chest.

    This was just tremendous. The one shot gimmick is cute if inconsequential, but there are some truly electric moments. When the housemaid started cleaning up after dinner I could feel the tension in the back of my neck. 

    Jimmy Stewart is outstanding, even if I found his big monologue a little hollow. John Dall is also fantastic and I have a half-serious suspicion that Brandon was an inspiration for Always Sunny’s Dennis Reynolds.

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