Griffin has written 17 reviews for films with no rating.

  • Boys State

    Boys State

    A really gross look at the political system and the gamification of politics. If the only thing that really matters is winning, why would anyone actually care about the issues?

  • The Last Waltz

    The Last Waltz

    The Last Waltz bounces with excitement. Cinematic kinetic energy radiates from every song and guest that The Band brings out. Director Martin Scorcese uses these closeups throughout that almost take on a mystical feeling with the use of fog and colored lighting. It's incredibly impressive. But even in these moments of musical elation sits an aura of melancholy, knowing that this was to be their last performance together. Truly, a spectacle worthy of The Band's incredible music.

  • The Last Dance

    The Last Dance

    The Last Dance is a great addition to the mythology of Michael Jordan. By getting the final say on whether or not the footage gets released is going to shape the narrative on some level. This isn't nearly as deep of a dive as one would hope for.

    There isn't a whole lot of new information that comes from this documentary. Yes, there is a benefit to re-educating the general population but for hardcore basketball fans, it feels a little…

  • Beastie Boys Story

    Beastie Boys Story

    An interesting look back at the history of the Beastie Boys. Although I wish Jonze did slightly more with the medium.

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    Wall to wall energy. Somehow it manages to be captivating the entire time, figuring out a way to surprise and satisfy the audience throughout.

  • Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    Such an odd yet affecting slice of humanity from a truly unexpected source.

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    This honestly might be the best thing I've ever watched.

  • Anima

    Anima

    Simply spellbinding.

  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    Pretty wild and fascinating. Probably relied a little too much on the twist factor but it has the goods to back it up. I don't think they treated the story right with the correct tone though, it attributes conclusions without really diving into them too well and doesn't take it seriously enough.

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune

    Super interesting. Jodorowsky is exactly as weird and profound and spiritual as I thought he would be. I would kill to see this movie.

  • Free Solo

    Free Solo

    Alex is such a unique person, perfect for a documentary, I've been fascinated with him ever since I started climbing. He's different, he's quirky, I laughed out loud at the moment where he's eating his dinner straight out of the pan with a spatula, he doesn't see the point in using another utensil.

    I probably understand what and why he's doing this more than most people, he's not insane, he's actually a rather rational person. I love his distinction between…

  • O.J.: Made in America

    O.J.: Made in America

    Simply fascinating. Well made and dives deep enough into a subject that deserves it. I thought I knew everything but clearly not.