Rafael "Parker!!" Jovine

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Favorite films

  • House
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Stalker
  • The Underground Railroad

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  • 2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

    ★★★

  • Cosmos

    ★★★½

  • REW-FFWD

    ★★★★

  • 2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

    ★★★½

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★½

    Finally, we have an answer to one of the biggest mysteries, the biggest unanswered question of The Last Duel - where did all the accents go?

    But seriously, I didn't know what to expect from this movie. The reception of the film has been polarizing to say the least, with some loving it and others hating it or being completely indifferent. Ultimately, it depends on how you approach the film. Those looking for high drama, such as The Godfather or…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

    As the tweets which led Gunn to join DC have demonstrated, James is a person who can stir controversy and divide audiences. Rather than changing drastically, his time in Guardians of the Galaxy was more like a hiatus or a pause. I'm not saying James Gunn is still the same person he was 10 years ago, but once he is allowed full rein to his imagination, some people will be disenchanted. Recently, I have observed that certain people suddenly had…

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  • 2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

    2024 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

    ★★★

    Letters to a Pig
    Stunningly animated, the minimalist drawing style provides the short of a look that’s hard to ignore and leaves an impression from the get-go. The voice acting is really good. The story is great, tragic, and sad, and it evolves into something deeper that honestly got me a little confused, but I picked up on things really quick… I think.

    Pachyderm
    Another stunningly animated piece, with a lot of it feeling like some 3D painting coming to…

  • Cosmos

    Cosmos

    ★★★½

    Action! - Three Auteurs: Denis, The Québecian Master

    For his follow-up project, Denis joins a number of other filmmakers to lend their voices to this anthology that you would probably realize is one you’ve been told or read about, as there’s not like any division between each of them and everything plays like one big movie, only directed by different people.

    Denis one is arguably the most fun, as he satirizes 90s hip young TV where many of the hosts…

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  • Blue Beetle

    Blue Beetle

    ★★★★

    One thing that becomes very clear from the very opening is how the Latino representation here is not some cheap tokenism, but like Black Panther and the Afro-American culture, the Latino culture is in this film's DNA from the heavy Span-glish writing, it’s icono and its geography. It’s even on the soundtrack, with the theme song being this hybrid of your average superhero epic score with some subtle Reggaeton beats.

    The performances are very good. I’ve liked Xolo since discovering…

  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★★

    A sharp satire that not only delivers its message very straightforwardly, but instead of feeling like a preach, it alleviates many of this by poking fun at many of these stigmas and racism in a very funny way. The first half is not as strong as the second, as we focus more on the drama that will eventually draw our protagonist into this “grounded surrealist” meta journey where the fourth wall is constantly being broken.

    The writing is great, but…