John Dougherty

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I’m poorly made.

Favorite films

  • The Passenger
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The History of the Seattle Mariners
  • Porco Rosso

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  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    ★★★★½

  • Cliffhanger

    ★★★★

  • Eraser

    ★★★

  • Unknown

    ★★★

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  • Cliffhanger

    Cliffhanger

    ★★★★

    RADICAL, maaaaaan!

    Stallone’s veins popping, Lithgow swimming the river of ham, stunning vistas and incredible stunts. Peak early 90s action cinema.

  • Eraser

    Eraser

    ★★★

    Sick day 2 — film 2.

    Still on the Arnie kick. Love him in this, vs, say True Lies, where his size & character simply don’t match; here he is a bone fide action hero & suits the role perfectly.
    I enjoyed the first half vastly more than the second. The docks scene drags on too long — this should be 100mins, not 115. Felt like I was tripping during the croc scene! (Maybe I was - I have a high temp).

    Arnie rules, end of (days).

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  • Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

    Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

    The things you fucking do when you’re a parent.

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    In Schrader's writing on transcendental style in film, he says of Ozu/Dreyer/Bresson that their work is linked through a common dramatic language, which expresses a spiritual state. They achieve this, he posits, through austere camerawork, acting devoid of self-consciousness, and through editing that avoids editorial comment. For me, SILENCE is transcendental cinema -- which reaches an almost spiritual realm in its depiction of faith, torture and apostasy -- but it doesn't fit Schrader's definition of transcendental style in film; instead…

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