Andrew

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Favorite films

  • The Verdict
  • Miracle Mile
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • The Night of the Hunter

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  • Jurassic Park

    ★★★★½

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★

  • Gods of Egypt

    ★★

  • Predator

    ★★★★½

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  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★½

    Me: We took the kiddo to a stage play of Jurassic World today. He has the Lego game on his tablet and has been getting into Jurassic Park that way. The stage show was corny as all get out, but the props, and full body puppetry were impressive. He loved it! So mom asked if we could watch Jurassic Park tonight for family movie night. So here we are.

    The film has clockwork precision, calibrated and controlled to provide the…

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★

    Mostly fun. It subverts the Coen Bros. "Finds a bag of... and doesn't know what to do with it" cannon in a clever (if not silly) sort of way.

    Margaret Qualley is Jamie. A confident, in touch with herself (literally at times) lesbian who is a bit on the wild side. Geraldine Viswanathan is Marian. She is a walled off, uptight lesbian and Jamie's best friend. They decide to go on a road trip just to get away. They discover…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★

    I know this will not be a popular opinion, but I did not like this film.

    I found it a crushingly ponderous existential meditation.

    The film's plot is about a man who is a "stalker". This means that he is a bit of a tour guide to a location or realm called "the zone". The Zone is explained in the film, but only vaugely. We know it is supposed to be a place where wishes come true. The stalker is…

  • The Verdict

    The Verdict

    ★★★★★

    This is the ultimate “they don’t make 'em like they used to” film.

    The movie was made by adults, for adults. It is a mature, confident film. It is cinematic and stylish without being flashy. It understands the cinematic language. It is invested in the “show don’t tell” model of filmmaking. Let me give you an example:

    One character has to give another character some bad news. Instead of repeating information the audience already knows in a clunky scene of…