EricTheRed

lefty ginger w/ a gnarly case of cinephilia

Favorite films

  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Southland Tales
  • Crossing Delancey
  • K-19: The Widowmaker

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  • Final Destination 5

    ★★★

  • The Final Destination

    ★★

  • The Goonies

    ★★★★

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★

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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★½

    All I wanted for the holidays was to see a hedge fund manager have an existential crisis about his life's "work" and go into a panic-induced frenzy at the office. Wish granted. Love the abstractions here (which become literalized in The Great Before's cubist overlords), but not everyone's dad is Michael Haneke, so I have to wonder whose children this was intended to reach. Either way, my nieces will finally know the work of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and that truly is a Christmas miracle!

    (This film gets librarians like few others.)

  • The Jesus Rolls

    The Jesus Rolls

    ★★★½

    Had this not been connected to the Coens' film, I'm guessing you all would have been much more receptive. Trust: don't suffocate the legacy of a comedy masterpiece by acting like anything else (especially that which has been so lovingly rendered by an original cast member) is somehow scorched earth. Turturro's film could have easily been a half-assed quasi-sequel about Jesus "The Pederast" Quintana bumbling around in the greater Lebowski universe, but he smartly opted out of that death trap…