Dawson Joyce

Just your average white cis het American fat boy. He/Him. 22.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Jurassic Park
  • Schindler's List

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  • Band of Outsiders

    ★★★★★

  • The Trial

    ★★★★★

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    ★★★★★

  • Shoot the Piano Player

    ★★★★★

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  • Band of Outsiders

    Band of Outsiders

    ★★★★★

    Sweet Noirvember, Vol. 2

    Yet another slice of cinematic excellence from the late great Jean-Luc Godard, Band of Outsiders is the epitome of cool, so much so that it's all too easy to see why Quentin Tarantino named his production company after its French title, with brilliant editing, spellbinding visuals and sound design, richly drawn characters, and a wickedly clever script.

  • The Trial

    The Trial

    ★★★★★

    Sweet Noirvember, Vol. 2

    The legendary Orson Welles continues to astonish with The Trial, a perfect match between his bombastic and expressionistic style and Franz Kafka's laconic absurdist storytelling, featuring perhaps some of the most mind-blowing cinematography and production design in any of Welles' films, along with a pitch-perfect lead performance from Anthony Perkins.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★½

    NOTE (05/06/2022): This was my initial reaction back when I saw it in March of 2016. My feelings on this film have changed significantly since then.

    With its intense and exciting action sequences, excellent performances (with the exception of a laughable turn from Jesse Eisenberg), and dazzling visual spectacle being let down by an overstuffed and incoherent script that's filled to the brim with poorly written characters and needlessly convoluted plotting, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tries to be…

  • Collateral Beauty

    Collateral Beauty

    ½

    December 2016: Flounder’s Scavenger Hunt
    TASK #19: A film you think looks like or you consider to be Oscar bait!

    I’m not even going to beat around the bush here. Collateral Beauty is not only one of the worst films I’ve seen all year but also one of worst written films I’ve ever seen period. It amazes me how studio executives, a decent director, and such an amazing cast and crew took one look at this horrible, horrible script and…