stephendanay

stephendanay

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I've always dreamed of classic cars and movie screens

Favorite films

  • Mad Max 2
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Frances Ha
  • Attack the Block

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  • The Matrix

    ★★★★½

  • Fury

    ★★★★

  • Terminator Genisys

    ★★★

  • Rogue

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★½

    Trilogy rewatch in preparation for Resurrections.

    Jenn correctly noted that Hugo Weaving's performance as Agent Smith resides in the same register of camp as Karl Urban's in Dredd.

  • Fury

    Fury

    ★★★★

    Watched the new Warner Bros. Blu-ray; hadn't seen this since the comparative Lang/Bunuel class I took at NYU. I was gonna say it hits different in 2021, but I guess the point is kind of that it doesn't.

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  • Kill the Irishman

    Kill the Irishman

    This movie is like if the montages from Goodfellas were an hour and forty minutes long. And set in Cleveland. And terrible.

  • A Vigilante

    A Vigilante

    ★★★½

    Given the pulpy premise and low budget, I was not expecting something this grueling and earnest. A bit formless at the start (it's less than 90 minutes and could probably stand to be even shorter), but by the time it zeros in on it's ultimate aims, it's pretty gripping.

    I feel like Olivia Wilde doesn't get enough credit. Granted, she's mostly in bad stuff, but she always delivers. She's raw here in a way that would probably garner more praise…