Robert Yaniz Jr.

Robert Yaniz Jr.

Writer extraordinaire. Student of pop culture. Knight of CrookedTable.com.

Favorite films

  • Jerry Maguire
  • The Matrix
  • Back to the Future
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Recent activity

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  • Vampire's Kiss

  • The Green Knight

  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

    ★★★★

  • Old

    ★★½

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    Under Damien Chazelle's confident direction, stars Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons deliver career-best performances as a young jazz drumming prodigy and his unpredictable mentor in last year's Sundance darling Whiplash. The film chronicles the rise and fall of the tumultuous relationship between its two leads, raising thought-provoking questions about what it takes to truly achieve greatness and the toll that such (necessary?) unerring devotion takes on the mind. On its surface, Whiplash is about the arts, but its larger themes…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water might not be del Toro’s crowning achievement, but it’s pretty damn close. Read my full written review: www.crookedtable.com/2018/01/17/shape-of-water-movie-review/