Justin Doolittle

Justin Doolittle

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Things could be better, Lloyd.

Favorite films

  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Rio Bravo
  • To Have and Have Not
  • His Girl Friday

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  • A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★

  • Seconds

    ★★★½

  • The Rescue

    ★★★

  • Se7en

    ★★★★

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  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    I don’t know how to categorize or rate this or what adjectives to use to describe it. It’s just a miracle and a gift and I can’t believe it exists.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

    70mm. Obviously lacks the dark intensity and outrageous ambition of the masterpieces but I don’t begrudge him wanting to make a hangout movie in the Valley with his family and friends. It has a warm, freewheeling quality to it and it’s quite funny in moments. Penn and Cooper cameos alone are worth the price of admission. Safdie section feels a bit flat. Mid-tier PTA still better than basically anything else coming out these days.

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    Some of the early scenes, with narrative and thematic objectives that are only later revealed, still manage to stand out as essentially stand-alone vignettes. The bumbling hitman, Adam's wife cheating, funny stuff. The meeting about casting the girl. ("There's no way! There's no way!" This viewing reminded me that, during the dream, Adam is the most "normal" of any character in the film, continually baffled by what's happening, almost acting as the audience avatar.) With repeated viewings you pick up on…

  • The 15:17 to Paris

    The 15:17 to Paris

    This movie opens with a shot of three friends, and the black guy saying in v.o. "You’re probably wondering why I’m hanging out with these two crackers.” Literally no one would be wondering that. Then we come to an evidently deranged schoolteacher telling two mothers that their kids need to be medicated - she personally diagnosed both students with ADD - or else there’s no hope. One of the mothers responds by saying “My god is bigger than your statistics.”…