JoeGalm

I sometimes write reviews, and those reviews are sometimes met with mockery and outrage.

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • The Red Shoes

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  • Joker

  • King of New York

    ★★★½

  • 6 Underground

    ★★

  • That's My Boy

    ½

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  • Joker

    Joker

    “Joker?! You were shupposed to take thoshe out of the deck.”

  • King of New York

    King of New York

    ★★★½

    Mostly, to me, a commentary on how publicly funded institutions are but illusory conveniences meant to justify their own existence through public perception more so than pragmatism. And while I
    it doesn’t canonize Walken’s character despite the obvious altruistic notes, it does illustrate how someone inherently interconnected with urban problems can have a far greater influence on them than those approaching it with affectations.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    RIP Jazz

    Cause of death: The pussification of America

    Thanks, Obama.

  • Badlands

    Badlands

    ★★★★

    Kit Carruthers (Martin Sheen) hauls garbage, remnants of modern life whose use has faded, articles and scraps that have become more burdensome than practical. It’s not a glamorous profession, but its demands happen to fall within the breadth of the wayward twentysomething’s skillset: a certain tolerance for dirty work, base monetary needs, and most importantly, a strong, young back. To be sure, picking trash isn’t a romantic vocational choice, though it is, if nothing else, a job necessitated by contemporary…