Sgt. Pepper / Johnny Kashmir

Sgt. Pepper / Johnny Kashmir

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Tree of Life
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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  • Postcard From Earth

  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★

  • The Promised Land

    ★★★½

  • The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★

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  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    ★★

    Still pretty mid, but easily superior to Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin’s remakes. Getting a lead who can sing goes a long way toward making for a more enjoyable experience, and Lin Manuel Miranda’s newer songs are a cut above the usual assembly line new songs made so the remakes can jockey for an Oscar. Nonetheless I do not anticipate revisiting this again.

  • His Only Son

    His Only Son

    Hayao Miyazaki watching this: God, I wish I could do that

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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…