Donald Hughes

Donald Hughes Pro

I'm the only person on here willing to tell the truth about movies. Everyone else works for Sony and the Japanese.

Favorite films

  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • La Chinoise
  • Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Recent activity

  • The Equalizer

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • The Lives of Others


  • Mean Streets


Pinned reviews

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale


    The Royal Casino is one of the best Bond movies because it captures how global politics actually works. Money washes around the world and people who are clued in find it trivially easy to get rich. But because it's so easy, they get bored of that and start getting involved in schemes to manage the managers. So there is this layer within the rich that includes secret agencies and criminal hierarchies which mostly seems to fight each other and could…

Recent reviews

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    I think I'm going to stop rating movies with stars. It feels weird giving this five stars. There were sagging parts and goofy parts and parts that felt out of place. But should I take off stars for that? I wouldn't really change anything. If I ever met Scorsese I probably wouldn't even be able to remember what I thought could have been better. I can barely remember now and I just saw it. At one point someone said "oil, black gold" and I rolled my eyes. But that's probably a reference to some particular movie or something. It's weird to review things, sorry.

  • The Lives of Others

    The Lives of Others


    This is goes pretty deep into the genre of "Movies for Adults" like something like The Red Violin or Incendies where it's like "Big History! Grand themes! Lots of Coincidences!" and there's always something a bit corny about that to me, but I'm also a sucker for it. I like the setting of East Germany and that dated sterile design. Not really sure about the politics or morality involved but I'm a grown up so whatever. I took German in…

Popular reviews

  • Eternals



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

    This is a bad movie but it was also deeply weird. This is a PG Disney movie and at one point a guy is sifting through the ruins of the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion crying and saying "They're not worth saving, they're not worth saving." Most of the dialogue is people struggling to explain what is going on and it still doesn't make much sense. Also Kumail got ripped for this and the way he fights is by shooting energy…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


    The women in my life are enough magic for me.