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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  • Megamind

    ★★

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    ★★★½

  • Krampus

  • Mixed Nuts

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  • The Shop Around the Corner

    The Shop Around the Corner

    ★★★½

    🎅🎄🤶Holiday Film Tour🤶🎄🤶

    Ernst Lubitsch can do no wrong. 

    I was getting tired of watching more recent Christmas movies and getting disappointed, so I reached for a Top-of-the-Unwatched-List classic, and boy was that a good decision. 

    Jimmy James damn Stewart always knocks your socks off, so that’s expected, but wow is this cast great even past him, with Margaret Sullivan oddly being the weak link just by virtue of how good everyone else is. William Tracy’s Pepi is a particular…

  • Krampus

    Krampus

    🤶🎄🤶Holiday Film Tour🎅🎄🎅

    Sorry, this one’s got me all, “Bah, humbug.”

    Boring as all hell. Generic as sin. Afraid to get too dark but insistent on being serious still. 

    Lame characters, with any comedy or intrigue at all lifted by just ripping off Christmas Vacation. 

    Exceedingly unfunny at practically every turn and exhaustingly slow-played (our cheesy, suddenly-roughshod-animated Grandma Flashback Exposition Explanation comes at the fuckin 50 minute mark of a 98 minute movie that feels like 105) despite a total…

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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…