Chris Richmond

Filmmaker. Film-lover. If you have questions or comments, I love talking with fellow movie fans.

Favorite films

  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Tree of Life
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Children of Men

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  • Eraser

    ★½

  • The Right Stuff

    ★★½

  • Saving Face

    ★★

  • Last Action Hero

    ★★½

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  • Eraser

    Eraser

    ★½

    I would ask what the fuck happened, but I really don’t think I could care a lot less. 

    Career-worst performance from James Caan. 

    Somehow this leans into the silliness but stills feels over-serious, under-fun (notable exception: gator scene), and exhausting.

  • The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff

    ★★½

    It took me five nights to watch this. 

    Because I fell asleep at some point the first four nights. 

    It’s honestly never outright boring, and you don’t feel the length as much as you might imagine, but you definitely feel it. 

    There’s really no justification at all for this to be 191 minutes, especially in light of the almost total lack of narrative structure or real endpoint. 

    The cast is stacked, and the performances are mostly good, but some of…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

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

    That was the least interesting superhero movie I've ever seen.

    Not the worst, mind you. Maybe the second worst. But at least Catwoman runs under two hours and offers so-bad-it's-good entertainment.

    Infinity War is a bloated piece of empty, corporate garbage.

    This movie takes TWO AND A HALF HOURS to tell a story that could've been done in 80 minutes.

    The worst part is that roughly 75% of this is characters standing around talking to each other about what just…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★

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

    I don't think this is necessarily an outright bad film, but what the fuck is the point here?

    Is the point that war is hell? If so, this is obvious to everyone already. Films like Saving Private Ryan or We Were Soldiers depict the visual atrocity and gut-wrenching fear, pain, and confusion of soldiers much more viscerally and accurately. This is a bleached, PG-13 affair that seems content to shy away from the blood, the burning corpses, and the horrifically…