David Chen

David Chen

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I've been reviewing movies on the internet for 12 years. I work at Amazon.

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  • Infinite

    Infinite

    My favorite part of this movie was at the beginning there's a scene when Mark Wahlberg's character is interviewing for a job. Turns out his character brutally assaulted someone and that makes him unemployable.

    In real life, Mark Wahlberg assaulted several people and used racial slurs against them but he still gets to star in movies like this.

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★

    I enjoyed this movie (a lot more when this plot was done by HBO’s THE OUTSIDER)

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  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    ★★★★★

    There’s a guy in this documentary who’s apparently the inspiration for Tony Montana in SCARFACE. He is by far the most grounded, relatable, and sympathetic character in the whole damn show. ‬

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    There's a moment about 10 minutes into this film when Ruben (Riz Ahmed) is at a hearing specialist's office. The specialist is explaining to him that the majority of his hearing is gone, and all his efforts at the moment should be dedicated to preserving what's left.

    The film smash cuts to Ruben performing at another metal concert that very night, seemingly disregarding the specialist's advice. It's a stunning depiction of that innate human desire to maintain normality -- to…