Brendan Francis

I’d rather be with my love & my dog in New Orleans.

Favorite films

  • Mean Streets
  • In the Mood for Love
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Zodiac

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  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★½

  • Blackhat

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

  • Hustle

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  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★½

    Starts strong with low key great B&B lines. Ends with low key B&B lines.

    Large middle section with hit or miss laughs, large scale jokes and a great scene mocking those who don’t understand white priviledge.

    It was always the low key B&B jokes that slayed me like this one from the ending:

    “First we need a car”

    “Uh we’re in a car Butt-head”

    “Oh yeah. You’re really bringing your A-game tonight Beavis”

    Better than Do America and thankfully not as meta as the trailer implied.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    As a professional sucker for Michael Mann movies how did I barely even pay attention to this?

    Mann movies can coast in a vibe for 2 hours but there was literally nothing here.

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  • Antebellum

    Antebellum

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Marketed like a Jordan Peele film, in reality is a bloated Tales from the Hood segment (Part 2. The worst one). Casts Gabourey Sidibe for laughs at her expense. Django was scarier in it’s depiction of the horrors of slavery. The time jumps/anachronisms make zero sense. Jena Malone is absolutely wasted in a role that could have been...something?

    The star rating is based solely on the scene where the main character tricks confederate soldiers into a furnace and lights them…

  • Man on Fire

    Man on Fire

    ★★★½

    We are worse off without Tony Scott making B-Movies shot with the precision of his older brother.

    I put this off because of the runtime. It fucking rocks. There are so many “Hell yeah” moments.

    Complaints: Too many loose ends and it’s runtime strays from the chemistry Fanning & Washington built.