James Betsalel

James Betsalel

I kinda like movies. Favorites are a monthly rotation of films I think are 4.5 or higher.


Favorite films

  • House
  • The Witch
  • The Exorcist
  • The Thing

Recent activity

  • Frankenhooker


  • Candyman


  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift


  • Kaun?


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems


    Saw at the Dome with a Q&A with Josh and Bennie Safdie, Adam Sandler, and Ronald Bronstein.

    Two hours of sheer panic attacks Uncut Gems is one of the most faultlessly paced films this year. Relatively uninitiated into the Safdie brothers having only seen Good Time before but I can now safely say that I am a fan. I will delve deeper into their filmography in the coming year.

    Meticulous, turbulent and delightfully kosher this is a journey into the…

  • Come and See

    Come and See


    Got a case of homesickness when I started seeing a small wave of people I follow log and review this after a showing of it at the Aero Theater in L.A., something I'm sure I would have attended. Still, it gave me the push to finally cross this off my watchlist where it has lived for quite a while.

    Wow. Glad I saw this but I honestly don't know if I could ever do it again. I'm emotionally drained after…