Ricardo Franco

Ricardo Franco

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5 stars = S
4.5 stars = A
4 stars = B
3.5 stars = C
3 stars = D
2.5 stars = Pass
2 - 1/2 stars = F

Favorite films

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • A Ghost Story
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Boyhood

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  • The Rescue

    ★★★★½

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ★★★★

  • Halloween

    ★★★★½

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  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    ★★★★½

    The Rescue is the newest doc from the people that brought you Free Solo. Free Solo is arguably the most impressive human feat I’ve ever seen on film. The Rescue makes Free Solo look like something I could do on the weekend. 

    I remember the events of this doc pretty vividly, as they only happened 3 years ago, but like most people, I had no idea what actually went in to getting these kids out of that cave. Turns out,…

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    The Last Duel is a really interesting film. I’ve seen some complaints about it both sidesing rape, or accusing it of trying to paint rape as a nuanced situation, but I couldn’t disagree more, I think the film is pretty unequivocal about what the truth is. 

    The Last Duel deserves all sort of praise for its technical merits. The film looks great. The costume design is fantastic, but the hair and make up is all time great. The cinematography is…

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  • Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

    Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

    ★★★★

    It's interesting, there's a new counter-culture rising right in front of our eyes. With Chappelle and now Burr, it looks like Netflix thinks there's an audience that's ready to rebel against mainstream thought. I think they're right.

    Burr sometimes says awful things in this, but A) It's funny, and B) He's not wrong.

    The weakest elements of this special are when he's talking about uncontroversial things. There's plenty of dog jokes and y'all do things differently in the UK jokes,…

  • Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers

    Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers

    ★★

    Bob’s story is compelling and in light of new reporting a lot less is insane. 

    Unfortunately the direction is so self indulgent and ameteurish. I have no idea why the director is even in this to begin with. They somehow got Mickey Rourke and made him read the most bullshit garbage freshman philosophy dissertation version of narration.


    Watch the Joe Rogan interview with Bob if you want a better exploration of Bob’s story.