Chris Richmond

Chris Richmond

Filmmaker. Film-lover. If you have questions or comments, I love talking with fellow movie fans.

Favorite films

  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Tree of Life
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Children of Men

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  • The Hunger

    ★★½

  • 30 Days of Night

    ★½

  • Orphan

    ★½

  • Cam

    ★★

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  • To Die For

    To Die For

    ★★★

    Only my third Gus Van Sant film, and Psycho (Review) doesn't really count.

    This is a little rocky in the first half, where the flashback/VO nature and our anticipation of the inciting event we're already informed of makes things feel semi-directionless and stalling in obvious progression simultaneously. Everything is far more smooth and enticing once we're actually on the downhill slide.

    Still, it's not the typical slapped-together shtick. There is design and intention in the manner with which we flash…

  • Johnny Corncob

    Johnny Corncob

    ★★★

    Stunning animation, but a loose, rambling story featuring racist depictions of Turks and a disrespect for the value of their lives or the seriousness of war.

    Still a unique gem to seek out, especially at its sub-80-minute runtime.

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

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

    That was the least interesting superhero movie I've ever seen.

    Not the worst, mind you. Maybe the second worst. But at least Catwoman runs under two hours and offers so-bad-it's-good entertainment.

    Infinity War is a bloated piece of empty, corporate garbage.

    This movie takes TWO AND A HALF HOURS to tell a story that could've been done in 80 minutes.

    The worst part is that roughly 75% of this is characters standing around talking to each other about what just…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★

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

    I don't think this is necessarily an outright bad film, but what the fuck is the point here?

    Is the point that war is hell? If so, this is obvious to everyone already. Films like Saving Private Ryan or We Were Soldiers depict the visual atrocity and gut-wrenching fear, pain, and confusion of soldiers much more viscerally and accurately. This is a bleached, PG-13 affair that seems content to shy away from the blood, the burning corpses, and the horrifically…