alex d

error bio not found. most movies are good IMO. :-)

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Shining
  • Braindead
  • The Fall

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • Lies & Illusions

    ★★

  • The Ox-Bow Incident

    ★★★★½

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★½

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    A real loss-of-innocence movie for me, because there was once a time when Zack Snyder was among my favorite directors. Dawn of the Dead? Loved it. 300? Loved it. Watchmen? I defended it, even though I could sense that there was something wrong with it. But after Army of the Dead and revisiting Batman v Superman, I just can't stand the guy's work anymore. Perhaps that's my metamorphosis into a full-fledged snob/hipster, but none of this stuff works for me…

  • Lies & Illusions

    Lies & Illusions

    ★★

    Truly hilarious if you can get past the 1-hour mark. It's like Christian Slater decided to give up on the movie working, and he just starts hamming it up and having fun. The movie concludes with (1) a footchase through Spokane Washington's depleted St. Patrick's day parade, (2) a genuinely fun car chase between two Oldsmobile beaters, and (3) someone taking over a private jet and crashing it into the ground.

    But the first hour is pretty dire, so you've…

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  • The Living End

    The Living End

    ★★★½

    This is a French new wave movie set in America in the 1990s and casted with two guys that look like Bobby Briggs from Twin Peaks. Raw, angry, like a scream, but also quite funny.

  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    ★★★★★

    A mysterious car bomb
    A desolate US/Mexican Border Town
    A crooked police captain
    A fortune teller
    A half-wit hotel night-man
    A gang of greasers
    A interracial couple, framed for murder

    Feels like a Coen Bros movie.

    Touch of Evil is a grotesque, fatalist piece of virtuoso filmmaking. And like every post-Ambersons Welles movie, it's held together with duct tape and Elmer's glue and substantial ADR. Crackling with energy (many of the interviews talk about how quickly it was shot, how…