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Favorite films

  • 12 Angry Men
  • Casablanca
  • Kwaidan
  • Voyage of the Rock Aliens

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  • Head

    ★★★

  • Atlantic Rim

    ½

  • Nimona

    ★★★½

  • Hated: GG Allin and The Murder Junkies

    ★★½

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  • Voyage of the Rock Aliens

    Voyage of the Rock Aliens

    ★★★★★

    Every so often, I see a movie that I can't wait to watch again, and that I can't wait to show to other people. Voyage of the Rock Aliens is one of those, and I'm amazed that I've never heard of this movie before.

    This movie has everything, it's set in the 80s with some retro elements (beyond Ruth Gordon), aliens, rock music, and a few other things I'm not mentioning specifically to avoid the spoilers (which is why this…

  • Big Man Japan

    Big Man Japan

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There are no words I know that can adequately describe this movie, which does make a review rather difficult, all in all.

    There's such a strange level of contrast between the first 5 minutes of this film, where it has the feel of a low-budget indie documentary following around a somewhat reserved guy discussing the advantages of collapsible umbrellas while riding the bus to the last 5 or 10 minutes of movie in utter absurdity. They don't look like they…

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  • Head

    Head

    ★★★

    I was vaguely aware that the Monkees had a film, but I wasn't remotely prepared for this. I wasn't expecting anything remotely this surrealistic or experimental, particularly given how the Monkees are often treated as such a manufactured content (and I think this addresses that at points). And while I do appreciate them going for that bold of an approach with this, I don't really get just what they're going after with a lot of this. But there's still some…

  • Atlantic Rim

    Atlantic Rim

    ½

    My favorite part of this is the moment where a seemingly random character was getting too many lines and too much attention to make sense and it turns out that's the director cameo. A unique sort of cliche. And realizing that one of the guys in this was in Naughty by Nature was the movie's best reveal.

    I'm a bit impressed that this decided to beat Pacific Rim to the punch, and I think some of that rush is why…

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  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★★★

    I enjoy that Christine really does function as a compelling film on two different levels... on one level it's a story about obsession and a cautionary tale about letting material things take too much focus away from interpersonal relationships. On the other level, it's a sentient car that kills people. They're both compelling stories.

    Christine entwines these two things as it follows Arnie (Keith Gordon), a nerdy high schooler who is dead set on his first car being a fairly…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★

    I certainly think this movie would've benefited from dialogue.

    Seeing this movie at Grauman's Chinese in Hollywood, it's hard not to feel like I'm seeing this the way it was meant to be seen... and the way it's meant to be seen, then, leaves a lot to be desired. The film is structured as though there are dialogue scenes, and the way this film is made means that quite a few of those dialogue scenes were basically impossible to hear.…