Josh Spiegel

Josh Spiegel

I write about movies at Slashfilm, SyFy, ScreenCrush, The Hollywood Reporter, and sometimes here too.

Favorite films

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Pinocchio

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  • Collateral

    ★★★★½

  • A Mighty Wind

    ★★★★

  • Star Trek

    ★★★★

  • Swiss Family Robinson

    ★★½

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  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★½

    This is not Michael Mann’s deepest film, but it’s the film of his I like rewatching most. Two killer performances, crisp and intensely staged action, and a haunting depiction of L.A. at night.

  • A Mighty Wind

    A Mighty Wind

    ★★★★

    There is a "Catheter Consultant" listed in the end credits, something I haven't noticed over many rewatches in nearly two decades.

    And they say comedies aren't funny on repeat viewings.

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★½

    The story of how that racist guy who says “I’m not racist, I have a black friend” met his black friend.

  • The Rocketeer

    The Rocketeer

    ★★★★

    "How did it feel, strapping that thing to your back and flying like a bat out of hell?"

    "Well, it's the closest I'll ever get to heaven, Mr. Hughes."

    What an exciting, uncynical, legitimately fun this movie still is, 22 years after the fact.