mcmahon96

“Your tendency to dwell on the past could be useful to us.”

Favorite films

  • Mur Murs
  • Boogie Nights
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • First Reformed

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  • Her Smell

    ★★★★½

  • Burlesque

    ★★½

  • Whiplash

    ★★★★½

  • Only the Brave

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  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★★½

    MCMAHON FILM FESTIVAL NIGHT SIX

    Related to the previous evening’s film because both are musicals

    Her Smell features a titanic performance, one I don’t expect to see similar quality of any time soon. Elisabeth Moss is my favorite actress, and Alex Ross Perry is only very nearly edged out by the Safdie brothers as the best portrayer of tension on the big screen. In my opinion, Her Smell is Perry’s opus.

  • Burlesque

    Burlesque

    ★★½

    MCMAHON FILM FESTIVAL NIGHT FIVE

    Definitely a pleasant surprise that I didn’t really hate it, but there are a few things here and there that I hoped would have been better. 

    First, it DRAGS. You could cut half an hour off this and I don’t think you’d be missing much. Additionally, the dance numbers, while ambitious in some of their scale, come off as heavily edited and stitched together. I’d love to see more extended wide shots of a whole…

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  • Replicas

    Replicas

    ½

    “Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures” is what you call your production company when you want to launder money

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ½

    Theologically defined, the Christian Hell is an “absence of God.” While most people who believe in that sort of thing conceive of Hell as a fiery wasteland full of demons and pitchforks, they are neither important nor inherent to it. Hell may as well be a black hole.

    It may as well be nothing.

    As Hell can only be defined as a foil of something that exists, it cannot exist on its own. And as the Christian God is traditionally…