jazzkid

jazzkid

I like movies except when I hate them

Favorite films

  • Princess Mononoke
  • Boogie Nights
  • Amadeus
  • Quiz Show

Recent activity

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  • Barbie

  • Postcard From Earth

  • Secretary

  • The Princess Bride

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  • Barbie

    Barbie

    in the months since barbie's release I’ve become increasingly curmudgeonly about its success. it is a nothing movie. it’s a shiny pink manicured mattel commercial. more and more it baffles me thinking how anyone, full grown adults no less, could praise this as groundbreaking feminist filmmaking. it’s no more substantiative than, say, legally blonde, a film which to its credit did not contain a speech spelling out the woes of womanhood that earned its speaker an oscar nomination. this type…

  • Postcard From Earth

    Postcard From Earth

    To review Postcard From Earth is to review the Sphere. This came about as a birthday present to my friend, who planned a trip to Vegas purely as a pilgrimage to this feat of audiovisual engineering. I have been wholly content in poking fun at its absurd existence from afar, and was thus reluctant to part with the chunk of change required to step inside its walls (my general aversion to big tourist attractions notwithstanding). But the Sphere is what…

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  • ...And Justice for All

    ...And Justice for All

    ★★★★

    ho-ly shit. that scene in the parking lot and the courtroom scene finale made me fall 10000x more in love with al pacino and I was already pretty in love with the guy
    I lost my shit at the end there, man. I love him so much
    the level of emotion in his voice when he says "they're people, they're just PEOPLE..." is insane. being somebody who watches too many crime procedurals and gets overly heated about smarmy defense attorneys knowingly defending guilty clients who committed horrible crimes I really enjoyed this
    al pacino is SO beautiful in this movie. I am in disbelief

  • Billy Elliot

    Billy Elliot

    ★★★★½

    me, through tears: you go little billy