Alex Rudolph

Alex Rudolph

I am legendary film producer Louis Mayer. Maybe you've heard of me???

Favorite films

  • Miller's Crossing
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Final Flesh
  • Dark Horse

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  • Black Christmas

    ★★★½

  • Midsommar

    ★★★★★

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

    ★★★½

  • The Forever Purge

    ★★

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  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★½

    People hate this movie. It’s Sophia Takal’s worst, but it’s still pretty good. Not as smart as her other two, either, which is a shame because it’s the one that thinks it’s smartest. But I can’t imagine hating this movie. Who gives a shit?

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    Complain about A24 horror all you want, nerds! Ari Aster’s still a legend! Your loss, losers!

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  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

    Muppets Haunted Mansion

    ★★★½

    I’m a total mark for this stuff. Muppet versions of the stretching portraits show up and I’m done, you’ve got me. You sub Rizzo in for Pepe and you’ve got an extra star.

  • The Beta Test

    The Beta Test

    ★★★★★

    Jim’s movies handle control really well. Thunder Road is about an authority figure with zero sense of the control that could/in his mind should imply. Wolf of Snow Hollow is about werewolves, where the central metaphor is control. And the film goes in a bunch of other directions, but that feeling of control is always there, malignantly informing the way a bunch of dudes see the world. Beta Test finds another angle on control— white collar control— and that tension…