Jack

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Star ratings are arbitrary and fluid.

Favorite films

  • 20th Century Women
  • The Thing
  • Sound of Metal
  • Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana

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  • The Matrix

    ★★★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • Election

  • Private Parts

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    Beat nerd culture to its own point.
    Don’t put the past on a pedestal, because references to such pedestals will only have your audience admiring such pedestals.
    The unicorn’s blood is a temporary fix.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    Wes Anderson has the positive and negative reputation that he has because his style draws your eye to the craft in a way that few directors do, as if he’d just thought of a cool cut or a fun gag and just wants to say, “hey, isn’t this a fun gag?”

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  • South Park: The Pandemic Special

    South Park: The Pandemic Special

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

    I was genuinely a bit baffled when my mom asked me to watch this with her and my dad; it was the first time in twenty years that she expressed even the slightest interest in South Park, and her reward was the chance to watch all the adults in town grow mustaches because they smoked Randy’s jizz.
    I feel that most long-running shows are bound for a point where, in covering so much ground over so much time, they not…

  • Domino

    Domino

    ★★★★½

    Cross processing. Color reversal. Shooting AND transferring on 6’s. Saturated color as heightened reality. Classical exploitation married to commercial modernity.
    A film informed by films, a story of a real woman twisted into an absurdist feast of meta pop-lunacy.
    I am uncomfortable with the idea of insinuating that movies with abrasive styles like this are framed as such because of drugs or drug use; even in cases like this, where Scott directly cites the effects of acid as a visual…