DannyGReviews

I unironically LOVE the 2008 Jason Statham film “Death Race.” Just had to get that off my chest.

Favorite films

  • The Truman Show
  • Ex Machina
  • Arrival
  • Jurassic Park

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  • Spiderhead

    ★★½

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

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  • Spiderhead

    Spiderhead

    ★★½

    Like me getting a skateboard in 4th grade, "Spiderhead" fell off quick!

    This film is the worst kind of disappointing in that it's terrific until it isn't. The spirit and intellectual intrigue of George Saunders' text are present in the first half, but as soon as we hit the midway mark, we are bombarded with a barrage of dumb character decisions and messy plot developments. By the time we reach the finale, the movie has completely imploded, leaving nothing behind…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

    The more I think about it, the more I like it!

    "Crimes of the Future" is EXTREMELY Cronenbergian - almost to a ridiculous degree - in the sense that it's both revolting and...oddly sensual? The man's films have a knack for grossing me out but simultaneously turning me on, and I'll probably have to go to therapy to figure that kink out. Cronenberg's latest film also highlights his tendency to end his movies abruptly, about 10-15 minutes earlier than you…

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    When the Darkstar flew over Ed Harris... holy crap... I peed a little...

    One of my absolute favorite things in life is to be riveted in a theater, and man, "Top Gun: Maverick" sure does deliver. Sitting with a packed audience is usually awful because, well, people are awful and find it acceptable to talk through movies now, but every once in a while, a film comes along that's so engaging that everyone shuts up. It's the craziest thing -…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Bagpipes are an important instrument of Scottish culture. Bagpipes are also the instrument of House Atreides. House Atreides... is FUCKIN' SCOTTISH!

    This is pretty much a perfect adaptation of the book in that it's painfully loyal to Frank Herbert's original text (which is more focused on quieter elements like philosophy and ecology than boisterous sci-fi action) while also being an astounding achievement in spectacle and scope with a sound design that literally rattles your bones until you're concussed. It's a…