James Davis

BA in Film Studies and English, 27, Taurus, doing something at some point probably. I really like movies.

Favorite films

  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Tampopo
  • Noroi: The Curse
  • Victoria

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  • Malignant

    ★★★★

  • Ramen Heads

    ★★★

  • Old

    ★★★★

  • The Batman

    ★★★½

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  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    “Sometimes it's good to do what you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do it.”

    If there’s one movie I feel happy that I waited to watch it’s Frances Ha. This movie generated tons of buzz when I was in my senior year of high school. For some reason it always fell to the back burner until a younger coworker was baffled I hadn’t seen it. As well as my programming director for NHFF. 

    So at 24 I watched…

  • Scream 4

    Scream 4

    ★★★★

    “You forgot the first rule of remakes, Jill. Don't fuck with the original.”

    Scream 4 is everything Scream 3 isn’t. Violent, poignant, and smart in how it uses its meta aspect. Each Scream film, except for 3, smartly (and proudly) shows and comments on what number in the series it is. Scream 4 is so entertaining because this is what a slasher movie would be if every single character was smart and knew what they were doing, which makes it all…

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  • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

    Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

    ★★

    This was kind of cool. Suffers from being under the Paranormal Activity label though. Could’ve existed completely separate.

  • X

    X

    ★★★½

    Must be one goddamn fucked up horror picture.

    This was fun! Mia Goth is phenomenal. Lots to chat about regarding this one. Glad Ti West went the route of writing the sequel in tandem with this. I think they’ll be huge counterparts to each other. Genuinely think Ti nailed pacing with this one, which he has struggled with in the past.

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