Javier Chavez

Javier Chavez Pro

Associate Film Programmer at AFI Silver

Favorite films

  • Akira
  • Beau Travail
  • Los Reyes
  • Offside

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  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • I'm Hip

    ★★

  • Wild Summon

    ★★★

  • War Is Over!

    ★★

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  • I'm Hip

    I'm Hip

    ★★

    It's unfair to watch this after running through Masaaki Yuasa's filmography, but in comparison this is such a weak attempt at dance and music through animation.

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

    "It's a hard world for little things."

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  • Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd

    Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd

    ★★★½

    The film's banal talking head structure is at once its worst weakness and greatest strength. While not cinematically engaging at all, the fact that so many of the interviewees were the ones actually there gives it an undeniable gravitas. Perhaps this is a personal issue, given my dislike of talking heads (not the band, though) and love of Pink Floyd. I've read the nigh-legendary story of Syd Barret materializing at Abbey Roads during the recording sessions for Wish You Were…

  • Lost and Found

    Lost and Found

    ★★★★

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

    This kid rowed his ass to Antarctica singlehandedly.

    A touch moralistic but I think it's a wonderful lesson to teach kids and it's so cute. I like how the penguins all look alike but the boy is able to tell which is his - now that's friendship.