Jake Tropila

Writer for Film Inquiry and Optimism Vaccine. BA in Film Criticism and Media Theory from CSUN.

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Heat

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  • Metropolis

    ★★★★

  • Mad God

    ★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • The Robber

    ★★★

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  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★

    A labor of love that I didn’t completely fall for, but there’s enough of a singular vision to give this a solid recommend. If an 85-minute glimpse into the nightmarish id of Phil Tippett via a largely context-free stop motion hellscape sounds enticing, seek this out immediately.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    A few minutes after my screening of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness started, a mom and a young boy — I’d guess he was maybe 12 or 13 weeks old — arrived at the couch, and sat down right next to me. At first I was annoyed because I’m a germaphobic weirdo and I like to keep a little space around me at the couch these days if at all possible. This mom and son didn’t even leave…

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    Quite possibly the greatest movie ever made. Every single sequence is overflowing with so much pure, unbridled, cinematic energy that it’s like watching a volcano give birth to the universe. The fucking best.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    "Now, he's turning us into monsters."

    Get fucked.