Andrew Dignan

Please be so kind as to not point out spelling and grammatical errors. I will get around to fixing them (eventually).

Favorite films

  • Red River
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Licorice Pizza

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  • Watcher

    ★★★

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    ★★★★

  • The Enforcer

    ★★½

  • The Contractor

    ★★★

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  • Watcher

    Watcher

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Feels more like a promising framework for a psychological thriller than a fully realized idea. Drops Monroe’s character in Romania, a country where she knows no one (other than her husband who habitually works late into the evening) and doesn’t speak the language, with no job or sense of purpose other than to be the supportive wife. She wanders the city as a tourist in residence, taking in the architecture and the local fare but is perpetually a solitary figures…

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Had a passing familiarity with Lucas and Toole’s crime spree going into this so I was in no way prepared for the creative liberties this took in the final 15 minutes depicting the dissolution of their partnership. Not that it really harms the film and fidelity to the case files is low on my list of priorities but I half expected it to be revealed as a fantasy sequence. But, then, I guess it *is* a fantasy because it briefly…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★

    When I was a little kid, growing up solidly middle class, I had a lot of toys. But my parents, mindful of the expanding clutter that comes from the accumulation of “stuff,” presented me with an ultimatum: if I went long enough without playing with my toys then I’d have to get rid of them before I could get any new ones. They didn’t care what I did with them: throw them out, sell them at a yard sale, give…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★½

    Pick. A. Fucking. Metaphor. Diana as a wild horse that can’t be tamed. Diana as beautiful but dumb pheasants, bred to be killed. Diana as currency being passed between men. Diana as a P.O.W. (Princess of Wales, clever that). Diana as Anne Boleyn (literally conversing with her ghost and sharing horror stories about their respective husbands). And that’s not even counting all the torturous business with Diana’s obsession with her father’s ratty old jacket, contrasted with the gowns she’s instructed…