JJ

drummed out of the industry for referring to the collegiate crowd as “yous” (the Irish are TIRED)

Favorite films

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Boogie Nights
  • Che: Part One
  • Summer of Sam

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  • Once Upon a Time in America

    ★★★

  • Overlord

    ★★★

  • Burn After Reading

    ★★★★

  • Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★

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  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

    ★★★

    Even with 4 fucking hours, the relationship between the two men that this is supposed to showcase is never made clear. Noodles goes away before they even really become friends (that we see) and when he gets out it’s already rocky. I never felt like they knew each other, which was maybe the point. Aside from a beautiful score (of course) and set design, and a few great scenes, this doesn’t justify it’s length to me. The kid stuff works the best. As a meditation on the rest of Leone’s career, I get it. Still wasn’t very compelling for much of it’s runtime.

  • Overlord

    Overlord

    ★★★

    Wyatt Russell? I’m asking this movie WYATT didn’t RUSSELL up a few more thrills! I’ve had a rough few days.

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  • JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

    JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

    ★★★★½

    The choice to do the CIA/Vietnam/Oswald “motive” stuff in the second half and start with the minutiae of the forensics literally put my teenage daughter to sleep. I ended up liking that choice, but trying to give your kids a political education is hard enough in this neoliberal scorpion nest, Oliver! Lay some track! Nah this was great though. Everything I wanted and more. I was scoffing for 120 minutes straight, talking to the tv, throwing around “of course!” and…

  • Mikey and Nicky

    Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★

    I would have just talked to the blonde woman about what was happening in Indochina but that’s just me.