Rich Pure Doom

I watch all kinds of films. Any genre. Any time period. This is a no bullshit account of what I see.

Favorite films

  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Nashville
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

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  • Sicario

    ★★

  • The Clock

    ★★½

  • Brazil

  • Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★

    This really had potential, but is ultimately sunk by horrific screenwriting and a total dud of a performance from Emily Blunt. I didn't believe that she was any sort of agent or competent law officer, and the script's insistence on her being naive for the entirety was just baffling. The Brolin and Del Toro character keeping her in the dark wore out it's welcome in the first thirty minutes and yet they kept returning to run that well dry. The…

  • The Clock

    The Clock

    ★★½

    It certainly has it's merits. The overhead shot in the station of their first meeting as it tracks back and forth is a marvel of blocking and staging. Judy is of course terrific, conveying all the nuance and trying her damndest to make an extremely thin romance work. Unfortunately, Robert Walker makes this a tough sit for me. His perfectly innocent puppy dog portrayal of Joe does nothing for me and ultimately sinks the picture. He's not without talent, as…

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  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    Ebert nailed this one. It's excruciatingly boring. The initial guise of having him come across as gay is maddening when you see where this goes later on. What was the point? Asking for the point is my main takeaway here. Our main character is so lifeless and dull that the question of whether or not he'd commit suicide never crossed my mind. Endless conversations with boring people (all men of course because it's Iran). Kiroastami lacks ideas and budgets so…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The concept may seem trite to some of the younger generation, but in 1999 the possibilities of the internet were new and this dark take was fresh and invigorating. It still works not because the concept is so brilliant, but because of the phenomenal execution. The H.R. Giger-esque world is still frightening and the effects sell it completely. The sentinels are fucking terrifying and the fields of humans bred for energy is a visual that's hard to shake. Rain soaked…