Jarrod Jones

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Favorite films

  • Wild at Heart
  • Perfect Blue
  • Day of the Dead
  • The Toxic Avenger

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  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★

  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters

    ★★★

  • Fallen Leaves

    ★★★★

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★

    Christopher Walken's glorious mug in IMAX is an image I will not soon forget. as for the rest? look, I liked Part 1 quite a bit for its sense of scale and attention to Herbert detail, both of which Villeneuve matches here, possibly even exceeds. (plus or minus a few conspicuous changes in the latter category.) I respect the swing; Dune will be a tremendous, Jackson-LOTR-level cinematic event, but I think in time, the sum results of this experiment will…

  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters

    Justice League: Gods and Monsters

    ★★★

    another perfunctory WB Animation entry -- over-blocked action sequences that have no serious impact (no matter how much/how often Liu shakes the frame), terrible line readings that sound like first takes, ham-fisted attempts at a thematic anchor -- but one of the more memorable ones thanks to a concept that at least attempts to get creative with the material. I can't blame Timm/Burnett for wanting to break out from the DCAU mold they cast decades ago, especially when their respective…

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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ★½

    (screened via IMAX 3D at Regal Cinemas, Chicago)

    There’s a moment in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction where two of our protagonists follow an elderly property owner through a decrepit theater house—the dust and desolation suggests it was abandoned around when CinemaScope became a thing—and we’re listening to the codger cluck over the state of contemporary cinema. “Nothing but reboots, sequels and remakes… nothing but crap,” he sniffs, nodding towards a poster for Howard Hawks’ El Dorado, the 1966…

  • Fallen Leaves

    Fallen Leaves

    ★★★★

    a quiet movie that shows you a place you've never been to but you've lived in many times before, lets you tap into that indelible sweet spot of ache, giddiness, and wistful longing, introduces you to people who you know would make it work if only life and themselves didn't keep getting in the way, a small story that becomes tremendous in the telling, filled with minor details and major disappointments. this made me laugh and it made me sad,…