Adam Chitwood

Adam Chitwood

Managing Editor for Collider.com, Entertainment Consumer Extraordinaire.

Favorite films

  • Broadcast News
  • Fargo
  • The Apartment
  • The Social Network

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  • Halloween Kills

    ★★

  • Nightbooks

    ★★

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★½

  • Spectre

    ★★

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★

    I’m really not a fan of the frenetic, zoom-heavy aesthetic DGG has settled on here and am I crazy or are the performances kind of terrible? And yet, I’m curious to see where this is all heading.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    Bold swings, not all of which work, but I think this concludes the arc of Craig’s character in an emotionally satisfying way.

    Daniel Craig is the best Bond and his movies have the best batting average of the whole franchise, full stop. They’re the only ones in which James Bond the character is actually interesting.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    It's abundantly clear on rewatch that this movie has the appearance of depth, but Todd Phillips doesn't actually have the balls to commit to a damn thing.

    It's "a little" about mental illness and society and loners and the media and politics and abuse. But it's not *actually* about any of these things because it doesn't have anything substantial to say about them. It peppers them in like window dressing, but because Phoenix's performance is genuinely great and the craft…

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★½

    Aside from Eichner and Rogen's inspired take on Timon and Pumbaa, this is a facsimile of the 1994 animated film. First act is nearly shot-for-shot, word-for-word. Visually stunning—the animation is terrific!—but emotionally hollow. Photoreal animals can't emote like cartoon characters, thus the emotional scenes lack any weight at all.

    I reiterate my thoughts after Aladdin: Literally what is the point of this?