Zachary Johnson

Zachary Johnson

Film consumer or connoisseur. One of the two.

Favorite films

  • The Tree of Life
  • Magnolia
  • In the Mood for Love
  • La Strada

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  • Elevator to the Gallows

    ★★★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★½

  • The Last Boy Scout

    ★★½

  • The Guest

    ★★★

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  • Rock Dog

    Rock Dog

    ★★★★★

    "That boy is really starting to steam my clams."

    It would be entirely and absolutely obtuse to call this film anything but a masterpiece. In fact, it is an understatement to call it a masterpiece. Rock Dog in short is a tried and true thrill ride that bears an uncanny resemblance to Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights as it too seeks to deconstruct conventional sensibilities and undo bombastic visual simulation by ingeniously ingraining the narrative in aspiration and idiosyncratic benevolence rather…

  • Juliet of the Spirits

    Juliet of the Spirits

    ★★★★½

    Fellini explores this incredible juxtaposition of tone. Although, there is some understandable distain for this film, so much of it rang entirely true for me. Fellini crafts a beautiful blend of elegance and nightmare.

    There are these fantastic moments of pure joy and heartrending dread. Fellini utilizes color to enhance this disparity as well as to compliment his dreamy world in Juliet of the Spirits. What is so fascinating is how he uses these same colors as compete tonal contrasts.…