James Carr

writing film essays no one will ever read since '99

Favorite films

  • Come and See
  • Berserk
  • La Haine
  • One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island

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  • Bizet: Carmen - Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras, Samuel Ramey - Metropolitan Opera

    ★★★★★

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★½

  • Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★½

  • Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist

    ★★★★

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  • Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist

    Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist

    ★★★★

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

    ‘I remember telling myself “you wanna be a girl, so be a girl.”’

    A heartwrenching, deeply personal two-part docuseries surrounding the danger of Catfishing in a time when internet safety wasn't taught like it is today. Untold is unafraid to delve deep into the disposition of every character, (Manti, Naya, Teo's family, etc.) revisiting and exploring every uncomfortable facet of the scandal in a beautifully reflective interview style (and also introduces Doctor Phil like it's an avengers cameo lmao)

    Untold…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    too much fortnite

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

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

    Infinity War is truly Marvel's magnum opus, the amalgamation of 7 film franchises and 20-or-more characters, all of which are given their opportunity to deliver quips (which feel much more natural than Marvel's typical "He's behind me, isnt he?!") and have a great deal of unique character growth from beginning to end.

    Beginning with Thanos, voiced by the incredible Josh Brolin. The Russo Brothers were faced with the difficult task of introducing Thanos, explaining his ideology, attempting to justify said…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    “As for crying, there’s already enough crying in the world”

    You may forget what exactly you saw during Come and See in 10, or 20 years time - but you will never forget the feeling. The darkest, most truly depressing film you will ever watch. A war movie so unafraid of what it could show you, that it becomes a true horror film in every sense of the word - and even more so considering the historical accuracy of the…