Jesse Snoddon

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Favorite films

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Le Samouraï
  • Zodiac
  • No Country for Old Men

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  • Fay Grim

    ★★★★

  • The Book of Clarence

    ★★½

  • Dinner in America

    ★★★★

  • Fremont

    ★★★½

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    Merry freakin' Christmas. 

    The critic to audience disparity for this on Rotten Tomatoes is hilariously huge (I must be a filthy snob, as I nearly always find myself on the critic's side when this happens). I'll add my vote to the praise column on this one. It's thematically dense and thought provoking, has great performances, an engaging visual aesthetic and feel, and I really enjoy the way Lowery continues to treat time as a strange, non linear space (though A…

  • The Set-Up

    The Set-Up

    ★★★★★

    "Don't ya see Bill, you're always one punch away."

    Robert Wise's The Set-Up is the story of Stoker, a boxer widely considered to have left his best years behind him at the age of 35. He has a shot at a 23 year old kid who he truly believes that he can beat, and that when he does he will finally get his chance at the title. There's just one problem - no one else believes he can win. His wife…

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  • Fay Grim

    Fay Grim

    ★★★★

    "I'm single. Sort of" 

    A visit from CIA agent Fulbright (Jeff Goldblum) telling her her long estranged husband Henry (Thomas Jay Ryan) is dead and a mysterious message in a viewfinder box draws Fay Grim (Parker Posey) into an international shadow game between intelligence agencies and terrorists. 

    Looks like I'm a contrarian for liking this one as much as I do! Hal Hartley's entry into the globe hopping spy thriller genre feels as fresh and unique as you would hope…

  • The Book of Clarence

    The Book of Clarence

    ★★½

    "A man that lacks honour is a nobody"

    In the time of Jesus, the cynical Clarence (LaKeith Stanfield), the brother of one of the apostles (also played by Stanfield) sets out to find out how to pull off what he's sure are tricks by a master grifter in order to make money. His attempts set him on an unlikely path to righteousness. 

    First off, I'm not the target for a biblical epic so take my "whatever" reaction to this with…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★

    "Fear is the mind killer"

    With the sequel to Denis Villeneuve's Dune arriving and spice hanging heavily in the air, there's no better time to finally watch David Lynch's much maligned adaptation. 

    Right from the awful opening narration, it's pretty clear this is a misfire. To its credit, the production design, practical effects and costumes are great (This version of Baron Harkonnen is a blast). But the digital effects blow and the music and style of performances make the whole…

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★½

    "The life we enjoy is very much worth the sacrifice"

    What Do Monsters Think They Are?

    Zone of Interest follows Rudolph Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz, and his family as they live what is essentially a normal life running parallel to the unimaginable horrors he is responsible for inflicting. 

    Glazer's vision of the holocaust is a truly disturbing experience. The utter normalcy of the Höss family's day to day life is maddening. The ever present constant distant gunshots and screams,…