Johnny Pomatto

Johnny Pomatto

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New Yorker, Film and Festival Goer, and Boutique Label Collector.

Favorite films

  • Paper Moon
  • The Last Picture Show
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • At Long Last Love

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  • Night After Night

    ★★★½

  • Dead Heat

    ★★★

  • Harakiri

    ★★★★★

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    ★★

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  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★★

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul's latest film was one of the most transcendent experiences I've had at a movie in quite some time. Your own results may vary, because this director (he mercifully goes by "Joe") makes films that look and move like literal dreams, and are usually glacially paced. I have seen a few films of his that have bored me silly, and even some of those hit me rather hard once they were complete. MEMORIA is not a film I can…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

    The first time I saw Benedict Cumberbatch, he seemed like an entirely new breed of actor. He was handsome, sure, but there was something a bit off about him. He had a strange mystique and this made just about every role he played more interesting by default. That is until he achieved great success and took his inevitable Marvel gig, which he satisfyingly referred to tonight as his "paycheck movies." I honestly hadn't given him much thought in the last…

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  • Night After Night

    Night After Night

    ★★★½

    Today was the day when I cracked open my new gorgeous Mae West box set from Indicator. I have seen most of the films collected in the box, but not all. NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, her debut feature, was entirely new to me, other than a few of Mae's juicy one-liners that I've seen snipped and clipped into documentaries on the legendary performer. I knew that West only had a supporting role in this, so I was half expecting a fairly…

  • Dead Heat

    Dead Heat

    ★★★

    I initially wondered if I was making some kind of mistake starting to watch this Treat Williams/Joe Piscopo buddy cop zombie movie at 1:00 AM, but then I saw the New World Pictures logo and knew that this was the best decision I had made all day. I thought I had already seen every important Joe Piscopo movie, (all both of them), but somehow I had never heard of this one. Where has it been all my life??? I had…

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★½

    "There just aren't any films made about how hard it is to be a parent," thought director Mike Mills one afternoon while giving his son a bath. Thank god he's here to fill that void with this perfectly harmless but utterly hollow drama. I've enjoyed Mills' previous films to various degrees. He draws from his own life and family history to deliver tributes to the people who shaped him into who he's become. Up until now, those films, "Beginners" and…

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    This didn't lose as much of its impact on the small screen as I expected it might. Nice to know that this works on both a grand and intimate scale. I feel like I'm not hearing enough chatter about Denzel's performance. I've seen him get more praise for roles he's clearly sleepwalking through. I think this is the best he's been in years. His "dagger of the mind" is a banger. Original review below.



    William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is one of…