Jackson Wells

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Favorite films

  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Chungking Express
  • Brick
  • Stop Making Sense

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  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

  • Madame Web

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

    ★★

  • Hypnotic

    ★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

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

    Second time around I think it’s actually better

    It’s so deeply evil what the Analyst does to Neo and Trinity. Sticks Neo half step away from his life, his truth, and turns it into a video game. A half step away from Trinity. For Trinity he undoes much of the transgressive work from the originals that makes her so cool. “Using kids”. A half step away from Neo. 

    But that’s life in the Matrix isn’t it?

    Good thing it’s not real and certainly not an allegory for reality.

  • Bo Burnham: Make Happy

    Bo Burnham: Make Happy

    ★★★★★

    I have like 4 cultural touchstones so walk with me here:

    The entirety of Stop Making Sense is shot close up to the stage, mostly focusing on David Byrne just rocking out the entire show. Near the end, the camera finally flips to the audience to show everyone dancing and singing, it truly looks like the happiest place on earth to be. It feels like everyone from Byrne, to the stage crew, to the audience is on the same page…

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

    Javier Bardem is just on another level here

  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    When Madame Web went to Peru the lady in front of me pulled out her phone and Googled Peru and read the Peru Wikipedia page for a couple minutes

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  • Encino Man

    Encino Man

    ★★

    More movies should end with choreographed dance numbers where a live band sings the plot of the movie

  • Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo

    Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo

    ★★★½

    Lotta really inspired choices in one such as

    Lupin running through renaissance paintings like a Scooby-Doo Chase!

    A very goofy caricature of Henry Kissinger!

    ᴸᵘᵖᶦⁿ ᵐᵉᵉᵗˢ ᴴᶦᵗˡᵉʳ

    Lupin touches Fujiko’s nipple and sets of the USA’s and USSR’s collective nuclear arsenal!

    ᴸᵘᵖᶦⁿ ˢᵃʸˢ “ʰᵉᶦˡ ᴴᶦᵗˡᵉʳ”

    A giant brain and cloning!