Jackson Eick

Jackson Eick

Actor | Writer | Director
Carnegie Mellon BFA Acting '22
I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

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  • Vampire's Kiss

    Vampire's Kiss

    ★★★½

    This is a movie you’re never going to forget.

    Nicolas Cage plays Peter Loew, a narcissistic literary agent who’s driven to madness while transforming into a vampire. The plot is a little sparse, but it’s really Cage you’re here to see.

    Cage delivers what is arguably the most memorable filmed performance of all time, for better or worse. He was inspired by German Expressionist films like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu, using large presentational physicality to convey the…

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

    Buried treasure lies beneath a grave in the desert — $200,000 waiting to be taken. Three men are searching for it.

    The definitive spaghetti western, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a home run in virtuosic filmmaking. This final installment of the Dollars Trilogy is an operatic classic, filled to the brim with creativity. 

    In the title, each character is given a moniker. We must judge whether they deserve the name they’re given. Clint Eastwood plays the Man…

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  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★½

    Now, when twilight dims the sky above
    Recalling thrills of our love
    There's one thing I'm certain of
    Return I will to old Brazil

    Sam Lowry lives in a totalitarian world — one where even the paperwork has paperwork. He carries himself with a certain detachment from his surroundings, having no ambition to move through the artificial ranks of the ruling bureaucratic system. In Sam’s dreams, the disfunction and doldrums of the industrial world melt away. He becomes a guardian…

  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★★½

    Don’t you want to see the stars?

    Mr. Badii drives around the outskirts of Tehran in a dusty Range Rover, looking to hire somebody for an important job. The pay is good, he promises, but he can’t manage to convince anybody to help. The deed — covering his body with dirt after suicide. 

    Deserving of it’s 1997 Palme d’Or win at Cannes, Taste of Cherry is a meditation on a soul in dire need of guidance. Director Abbas Kiarostami is…