Tim

Ongoing marathons:
- Disney Animation
- Kurosawa
- Bond

Favorite films

  • Star Wars
  • From Russia with Love
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Casino Royale

Recent activity

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ★★

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★½

  • Shiva Baby

    ★★★

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    I knew the cast would give it their all. I figured Scott would bring the requisite drama and suspense. I hoped the film would handle its subject matter intelligently, and had my faith rewarded. What I did not expect was how funny this film is. Surely understanding how daunting the idea of sitting through a 2 and a half hour medieval rape drama is, the filmmakers have wisely turned this into something of a satire, scathingly timely in a way…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★

    The 2018 sequel felt like such a smart way to do a many years later movie and more or less cap the story off with a bang. Not that they couldn't or shouldn't continue the story from there, but there wasn't necessarily a clear way to keep things relevant in a new chapter without resorting to typical type of formulaic slasher movie sequel. It seems the filmmakers were also struggling with this, but to an even greater extent since they…

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★½

    James Bond deep down, has always been a tragic character. An alcoholic orphan who went into the business of killing people because he didn't know what else to do. A man with no friends beyond a few work acquaintances. A man with no lovers, only incredibly brief affairs with women he knows little about, often ending with their demise. The only pleasure he seems to take in life is gambling and driving fast cars. Besides a general air of flippancy,…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★

    A sequel to a Kubrick classic 39 years later really has no right being this good. The Shining never struck me as the kind of film that needed or should ever have a sequel, but this works surprisingly well, not the least of which because it's mostly telling its own story, with its own characters, concepts, and themes (of course, being based off a book by the original author helps). And then when it finally does get into sequel territory,…