Daniel Johnson

All I do is cry and watch movies.

Favorite films

  • Speed Racer

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  • Black Swan

    ★★★★

  • Daughter of the Dragon

    ★★

  • Cabin in the Sky

    ★★★

  • Men

    ★★★½

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  • Black Swan

    Black Swan

    ★★★★

    This is the first Darren Aronofsky film that’s, for the most part, clicked for me. I’ve respected each of his films that I’ve seen up to this point, but I’ve never exactly liked them… or him. But that’s besides the point because I think this thing really works. It relentlessly whips and distorts these characters and, in turn, its audience into an utter frenzy. It’s uncomfortable. It’s intense. It’s effective. It’s kind of fun, in my opinion. 

    Anyway. I liked your movie, Aronofsky. Don’t get used to it, you bastard.

  • Daughter of the Dragon

    Daughter of the Dragon

    ★★

    Nope! But someone does call Anna May Wong “incomparable” a few minutes into the film, so it does get something right.

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  • The Sparks Brothers

    The Sparks Brothers

    It’s rare that a film makes me want to make whatever I want, whenever I want, and however I want before the credits even roll.

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★½

    What starts out as a meditation slowly morphs into one horrific film, and you can almost split it right down the middle. The first hour is really quiet and meandering as the film just walks us through this process with Jessie Buckley’s character. As the dread slowly creeps in, Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear(s) really help you settle into the film and its rhythm. But then those last forty minutes are a relentlessly grotesque nightmare. This final section of the…