David Hatfield

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  • Honey Boy
  • The Batman
  • The Iron Giant
  • mother!

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  • Se7en

    ★★★★

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

  • Wonder Woman

    ★★★½

  • The Marvels

    ★★½

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    "Do you feel held by him? Does he feel like home to you?"

    Director's Cut

    A masterpiece. A slow, creeping sense of unease pervades this sunlit-yet-dark tale of grief, isolation, and family. Aster has constructed such a film that deserves many rewatches - as difficult as that may be sometimes - simply for the insane amount of detail inserted into nearly every shot. Along with Pogorzelski and Svensson, Aster provides an entire, lush world in Hårga full of history and…

  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★★

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

    "You know a seed has to totally destroy itself to become a flower. That's a violent act, Honey Boy."

    My 1,000th review on Letterboxd.

    It had to be a film that I cared deeply about. A movie that was amazing, from top to bottom. Where every single thing pays off, where every element was composed with such tender care, and such respect to the material. It had to be something that felt as uplifting as it was devastating. Something cathartic.…

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  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★

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

    "Just look at all that passion on the wall."

    A fantastic piece of directing from Fincher, with outstanding camera direction that screams of his style and creativity.

    "Se7en" is one of the best examples of "hard-boiled detective" movies of the modern day, while not totally fitting into the classic film noir style, though it shares several similarities. But that hardly matters as what is presented is a decent mystery that we're unfortunately not trusted to solve on our own. Instead,…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

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

    "Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman!"

    Watched the Ultimate Edition


    It's funny when the writers accidentally express the public's reaction to their movie within the movie. And BOY can Goyer so consistently fail to deliver. It's wild to think that the first "Blade" is arguably his best piece of work ever. Sure, fanboys will scream about Nolan's "Batman" trilogy, but I assure you that David's body of work speaks for itself. Nolan likely had a big hand…

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  • Fools Rush In

    Fools Rush In

    ★★★

    I can't help it. I like this dumb movie. I like Perry, I love Hayek. I like the manic comedy, I love how it's such a time capsule, and I love the setting. It's definitely a mediocre, run-of-the-mill rom-com, complete with no-doubt hilarious rump injuries, but it feels like a hug from an old friend.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    "Fear is a tool."

    Goddamn this movie is slick. With the best plot to date of any of the "Batman" movies, this latest one comes so quickly on the heels of Snyder's attempt and dives recklessly into the dark, noir side of the world's greatest detective.

    It presents a complex and gripping murder mystery that actually has Batman conducting more of the puzzle-solving side of his lore. But the action is also there, and it's splendid, extremely well choreographed, and…