john semley

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Favorite films

  • Waiting for Guffman
  • The New World
  • Manhunter
  • Fox and His Friends

Recent activity

  • Mrs. Doubtfire

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Home Alone

  • Godzilla Minus One

Recent reviews

  • Mrs. Doubtfire

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Worth noting that this movie has a transphobic joke even BEFORE the main premise kicks in. Anyway it’s weird that Williams got forced into doing all these family movies. There’s a better world where his insane stand-up energy was funnelled into adult comedies. Like Richard Pryor! Whose adult comedies are all funnier than this…? Hmmm….

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Helluva flick. What do you want me to say! Indiana Jones is a cool name for character. But “Marion Ravenwood” is even cooler.

Popular reviews

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    I'm no expert. But I can count on three fingers the American fiction films released in my lifetime that attempt to understand the indigenous American experience, and interiority, with anything like insight. They are, chronologically:

    1. Dead Man
    2. The New World
    3. Killers of the Flowers Moon

    The "twist" ending was absolutely brilliant: an acknowledgement (some may call it a cop-out) by Scorsese (literally by Scorsese) that, for all its detail and compassion and genuine desire (from production to…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Enjoyed the first hour or so, then felt totally beat up and exhausted. Felt like someone saying “I LOOOOOVE YOOOOOUUUUU” in super slo-mo for the last 80 minutes. A classic case of “if everything is awesome, then nothing is.” Its flaws are summed up—I think—by the gential blurring during the butt plug fight. A properly daring movie would have the nerve to show the dick and balls flopping around. The epic bacon “I put everything on a bagel!” humour also…