Aaron Babcock

A mix of high and low cinema. Come for thoughts on Criterion flicks, stick around for the reviews of b-grade and below.

Favorite films

  • Children of Men
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The American Friend
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

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  • Defence of the Realm

    ★★★½

  • Black Rain

    ★★★½

  • Come and See

    ★★★★★

  • The Dogs of War

    ★★★

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  • Defence of the Realm

    Defence of the Realm

    ★★★½

    Worth it for the strong cast alone, Defence of the Realm is a surprisingly well-paced thriller. Though it does veer into feeling like a tv movie from time to time, that could be because of a godawful transfer streaming on Amazon Prime at the moment -- looks like a Youtube rip! If your attention wanders you'll lose the thread of the plot pretty quickly, only getting help reorienting yourself from the movie in the closing few minutes.

  • Black Rain

    Black Rain

    ★★★½

    me and my boys saying "babe" constantly to one another while Greg Allman growls in the background

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