Bryan Reid

Just a big dork who loves sci-fi, the 70's, Billy Wilder, and the Criterion Channel. One half of the podcast Watching the End of the World.

Favorite films

  • The Apartment
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Third Man
  • Tampopo

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  • Yojimbo

    ★★★★★

  • Knock at the Cabin

    ★★★½

  • War of the Worlds

    ★★★★

  • Gremlins

    ★★★½

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  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    ★★★★★

    That samurai fella sure is a rascal.

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin

    ★★★½

    A delightful mid-tier Shyamalan! Wall-to-wall fantastic performances, especially by Bautista, Groff, Aldridge, and Quinn. M. Night remains a perfectly wonderful director and builder of tension. I cried!

    My biggest issue here is this script feels like a rough draft. This is a rare occasion where a movie is 100 minutes and I wished they'd add MORE. I’m just not sure what exactly it was ultimately going for or what this film is trying to say (beyond the obvious). Feels as…

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  • The Automat

    The Automat

    Successful as a glowing love letter to a truly amazing idea but ultimately lacking any objectivity and is more concerned with the fame of the people interviewed than telling a complete story.

    There are some really reprehensible moments in this movie! At one point towards the end, the film essentially blames homeless people for being a major part of the chain’s downfall. Earlier on it glosses over a unionization effort in the 40s by having the son of a former…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    Look… I don’t even fucking know, man.