Jeff S

Jeff S

Favorite films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • High Fidelity
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Once

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  • Miracle

    ★★★★

  • The Holdovers

    ★★★★★

  • School of Rock

    ★★★★½

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★★

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  • Miracle

    Miracle

    ★★★★

    Weird question... but is hockey the most cinematic sport?

    Soccer is really spread out across a big field and often just comes down to people in a foot race to get to the ball.

    Football has hard hits, but there are so many stops in action, it doesn't continuously build in intensity.

    Boxing is compact and intimate and violent, but it's pretty one-dimensional as far as the variety of actions.

    Baseball sucks.

    Ice hockey has unique sounds, a unique look,…

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    ★★★★★

    When my students call me a hard grader, I can now point to this movie to deflect.

    ...it's the same thing I do with Whiplash when they call me too belligerent and "chair-throwy."

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  • Saw IV

    Saw IV

    ★★½

    By the time I stopped questioning if John Kramer could full-on swallow a wax-covered cassette tape, everyone was dead and Saw V had started auto-playing on Hulu for me.

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★★

    Me, having seen later Mission: Impossible movies, but not this first one which is just about three decades old: "Well, the first one can't be as goofy as later ones, right?"

    Me, watching Jean Reno pilot a helicopter attached to a train inside the Chunnel: 😃😃😃

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