Joe Wilson

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Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Scarlet and the Black
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Hail, Caesar!

Recent activity

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


  • Secret Agent


  • Arsenic and Old Lace


  • Dream Static

Pinned reviews

  • Interstellar



    Interstellar engages in one of the great blasphemies of human nature; a blasphemy so terrible because it is so close to the Truth. The thesis of this film is that mankind's one hope for survival is to become God, to seize control of his own destiny and conquer nature itself. Time, space, nature, existence, life and death: man will only secure his future if he becomes master of all. Eternal life is ours for the taking, if only we reach…

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc


    Film #1000

    Watching The Passion of Joan of Arc is like pouring over a Renaissance altarpiece for 80 minutes while some of the best sacred music you've ever heard is performed in the same church (if you use the Voices of Light soundtrack by Richard Einhorn, as did I). The raw emotion on display is absolutely breathtaking, not only from Joan but from her judges and her supporters as well. Maria Falconetti goes through so many emotions, from fear to…

Recent reviews

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

    Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves


    Guardians of the Galaxy grotesquely wearing the skin of the Lord of the Rings. We've traded sincerity for "authenticity", which in the modern world means cynicism, irony, and memetic references as defense mechanisms against positive emotion and virtue. Sure, there were some chuckles, but at what cost? We are left with soulless corporate fan service, nothing more.

    The poster prominently features a dragon eating its own tail, and I can't think of a better metaphor for the garbage state of pop culture in the 2020s.

  • Secret Agent

    Secret Agent


    Hitchcock: The Legend Begins

    Quite a serviceable espionage thriller. Peter Lorre was funny as always and young John Gielgud was so unexpectedly British that he made me think of Ralph Fiennes in this role. The story was tight (usually) and if the cinematography was not always amazing it seems more to be a matter of resources than vision for Hitchcock. There were quite a few really visually and thematically cool scenes, especially with the organist and the telescope. I found…

Popular reviews

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    You can't take a story with deeply Christian symbolism, meaning, and purpose, purge it of all the said Christianity, and expect it to work. Strip the story of its purpose, which is to exemplify the ideal virtues of Christian Knighthood, and what is left? An empty tale of a challenge and a rash vow? A moral of the inevitability of fate and the mental anguish of living a lie? A surreal fever dream which seems full of meaning but is…

  • The Batman

    The Batman


    Rather bold of a film that will probably make a billion dollars to push anti-capitalist messages and symbolism so hard. This corporatist communist cosplay really pisses me off. At least the Hollywood Ten had the courage of their convictions and were willing to suffer for the cause they believed in. I disagree, but can respect their principled stand. Do you think the studio head at Warner Bros, or Matt Reeves, or Robert Pattinson, or Zoe Kravitz, or anyone associated with…