Sgt. Pepper (aka Johnny Kashmir)

Sgt. Pepper (aka Johnny Kashmir)

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Empire Strikes Back

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★½

  • Lamb

    ★★½

  • Raw

    ★★★½

  • Titane

    ★★★½

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  • Lamb

    Lamb

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

    Demon Ram may have been Ada’s father, but he wasn’t her daddy.

  • Raw

    Raw

    After watching Titane I decided to finally visit Ducornau’s feature film debut. As one might expect. the two films share a lot of DNA, melding claustrophobic shots of decadent hedonism, body horror (though generally Raw is a lot more subdued on this front), and Women going through complicated, bloody journeys of discovery. I would argue that Raw has a greater degree of synthesis between its grotesque imagery and themes, which makes it a bit more fulfilling than Ducornau’s subsequent feature, but the two share many strengths and will linger in the mind for a while.

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  • Love on a Leash

    Love on a Leash

    Surprised that Jennifer Ten hasn't tried suing Guillermo del Toro for plagiarism yet.


    Think about it:
    - Human/animal romance that appears to be played straight in both this and The Shape of Water
    - female protagonist has the letters l, i, s, and a in their names (Lisa and Elisa respectively)
    - Heavy green aesthetic in interior and exterior environments; depictions of American suburbia
    - Protagonist is in close association with a closeted gay man and has a best friend…

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    Why are we still here? Just to suffer?

    I guess every generation gets the Gus Van Sant Psycho remake it deserves. I can’t wait for them to reuse every song with either blatant auto tune, overproduced remixing, or a general downgrade in both vocal memorability and dredged up outtakes rejected 25 years ago. I can’t wait for 30 minutes of extraneous padding so the House of Mouse’s overlords can justify taking people’s money a second time (and some subpar extra…