Joel B

Joel B

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Aspiring tiktok content creator/mansion liver.
2.5 stars is not a bad rating.

Favorite films

  • High Noon
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • When We Were Kings
  • No Country for Old Men

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  • Fear Street: 1994

    ★★½

  • The French Connection

    ★★★

  • Michael Clayton

    ★½

  • The Gambler

    ★★★★

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★½

    *me pretending to understand Videodrome*


    Uh yea it’s about watching too much tv or something

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I don’t think I’ve ever watched a movie that I had higher expectations of going in.

    I’ve been so excited to watch Magnolia, I’ve saved it. There’s been so many occasions where I have thought “maybe tonight should be the night”, and for whatever reason, a stomach ache, the wrong vibe, what have you, I have decided not to. This is weird behavior, obviously, but does it impair my ability to look at this film impartially? no it doesn't. Shut…

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  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★½

    A fun, trope-filled horror that very much does what it sets out to. I don’t really understand the appeal of this sort of modern retro horror movie. It’s not actually scary or tense or funny, but it is a fun watch. So I do feel the appeal, I just don’t understand the appeal.
    I really liked how they set up the subsequent films, moving backwards in time in an organic way rather than leaving on a cliffhanger or the typical…

  • The French Connection

    The French Connection

    ★★★

    What it loses through time, it makes up for in style. That’s a nice way of saying that to me, it definitely felt like an “old” movie that maybe did not quite live up to the hype.

    The film really takes some time to get going, and the overall story is kind of carried and saved by some epic scenes (the car chase, the train, etc.) There are lot’s of style points throughout, Gene Hackman is obviously one of the…

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  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★★

    Best Superhero Movies

    1. Spider-Verse
    2. Dark Knight
    3. Lego Batman
    4. ???

  • The Collector

    The Collector

    Act 1: This is a kind of boring low budget horror, want to give it a chance but it's not grabbing me.

    Act 2a: Oh shit this is getting tense, I'm fully in.

    Act 2b/3: This is maybe the most disturbing, gratuitously violent film I've ever seen. Like a Saw movie, but without any of the "fun" of a Saw movie. I hate being put through this. Add it to the list of films that make me think I've gone soft (next to Tom & Jerry (2021)).