Rami Raff

Rami Raff

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It’s January so time for New Years movies.

Favorite films

  • The Apartment
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • The Hudsucker Proxy

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  • Charley-One-Eye

    ★★★

  • TNT Jackson

    ★★½

  • The Tender Bar

    ★★★

  • Hoodlum

    ★★★½

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  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    ★★★

    Local boy makes good in what could be the final nail in the coffin for any sense I had that Clooney (one of our absolute best movie stars) is anything beyond a moderately competent director. Everything is so sweet and inoffensive and calibrated to be pleasant it makes Belfast feel edgy in comparison. I still mourn the fact that movies like this, the pleasingly middlebrow have no place at multiplexes. Boomer grandparents need movies too! The only genuine thing of…

  • TNT Jackson

    TNT Jackson

    ★★½

    The standard “sloppy but fun” sort of effort you expect from New World Pictures. The presiding ethos of “enough grit and energy will glide over any technical deficiencies” makes for a short, entertaining sit. Completely predictable and formulaic but Jeannie Bell makes for a compelling (if not always believable physical) presence. It’s nice to watch her steamroll over the packs of misogynists and racists that stand in the way of her revenge.

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    What we're dealing with is a perfect engine.

  • Incoherence

    Incoherence

    ★★★½

    Its incredibly satisfying to watch an early work from a filmmaker you admire and see all the themes and signatures that are present in their work right there in their infancy. Such is the case with Bong's fun series of shorts that link up thematically and then eventually narratively. On display is his ability to quickly pivot in tone, his dynamic action and his skill at finding moments of absurd comedy in what otherwise would be unbearable tension.