Lance St. Laurent

UW-Madison Film PhD candidate, one-time Jeopardy champ, jaunty Arkansas gentleman, the unholy spawn of Jay Sherman and Martin Prince.

Favorite films

  • About Schmidt
  • Ran
  • Shock Corridor
  • Amadeus

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  • Le Doulos

    ★★★★

  • The Changeling

    ★★★★

  • Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★½

  • Blonde

    ★★½

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  • Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★½

    After all the thinkpieces and discourse surrounding it, I was not expecting this to just be David Lynch for dummies.

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    ★★★★

    Though marred by some of Cameron’s clunkiest dialogue and a lead performance that oscillates between serviceable and bad, 13 years on this is still the premier IMAX 3D spectacle. Saldana is the MVP, but CCH Pounder is also killing it in her supporting role.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

    I just don't know, man. This hyperactive mash-up of The Wachowskis, Stephen Chow, Rick and Morty, Douglas Adams, Wong Kar-Wai (?), Ratatouille (??), and a hundred other disparate influences aims for a sort of post-postmodern new sincerity Zoomer "right in the feelings" parable about how moms who don't hug enough are doing the best they can, but it all becomes rather numbing and exhausting, and it's not helped by a sense of humor that doesn't even rise to the level…

  • Jackass Forever

    Jackass Forever

    ★★★★

    I mean it with the utmost sincerity when I say this film is a triumph of the human spirit.