Alex Ring

Student at USC Iovine and Young Academy.

Favorite films

  • Back to the Future
  • Whiplash
  • The Shining
  • Bo Burnham: Inside

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  • No Time to Die

    ★★★

  • Your Name.

    ★★★★½

  • Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★

  • Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★

    What a fantastic first act! I loved the opening in Italy, and the Cuba sequence was great too. It was on track for a 8 or 9/10.

    Then the rest of the movie happened. It took a turn for the generic and predictable. A bit too much focus on the intricacies of this Craig era lore, a subpar villain who is nowhere near interesting or motivated or powerful enough to be this incarnation’s culminating foe, and some “twists and turns”…

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★½

    I liked this on first watch (gave it an 8/10), and loved it more on this second viewing (9/10). Really emotional story that I connected with even more, and our two main characters are a joy to watch. Breathtaking visuals, and such a cool overarching concept.

    In my first first review I had complained of some pacing problems. I’ll admit that the film can jump around between different tones and sequences, but it definitely worked more for me on this watch (probably since I knew all the plot beats). Highly recommended and will definitely watch again in future.

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  • The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

    The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

    ★★★½

    Very intense film with a great handheld style that makes you feel like you’re living the events as they play out in real time. This is a story I wasn’t aware of beforehand, but it’s powerful and told in a pretty objective way that feels truthful. And a fantastic lead performance, really emotional and adds to that immersion.

    Though in contrast to our titular character, the cops do feel one dimensional at times, serving a functional role as the embodiment of…

  • Stop and Go

    Stop and Go

    ★★★½

    I know the very thought of a pandemic comedy will cause many to be immediately turned off, that this is all “too soon.” And if you did face a lot of tragedy in this past year and a half, then yeah you can skip this one. But the pandemic has caused this shift in how everyone lived their lives, and this film aims to look at that everyday living situation rather than the specific tragedy of loss.

    Or, is that…