Jeffrey_Marcop

Jeffrey_Marcop

Film Studies major at Chapman University

Favorite films

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Casablanca
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • West Side Story

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  • Cruella

    ★★½

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★½

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    ★★★★

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

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  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★½

    How much money did they spend on the music in this? I swear to God every single scene has a needle drop of some super famous song.

    This is kinda fun for a while but wears thin pretty fast. Emma Stone and Emma Thompson wearing a myriad of extravagant dresses and feuding is all fine and good, but there isn't really much more to it than that, and it certainly isn't enough to fill a 2+ hours (!!!) runtime. About…

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★½

    This just didn't quite work for me. It has some undeniably nice moments and a few fun side characters, but overall, it just felt kinda underwhelming. It is true that the animation is gorgeous, but oddly, it also felt almost too real at times. Like I don't know, it almost reminded me of Polar Express at certain points with the dad in particular looking sort of uncanny. Also, most of the comedic bits really fell flat. I like Awkwafina a…

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  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★★

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

    I think this film really thrives in its mise-en-scene. This must be the most stunning use of color in any film, as it's not just beautiful but substantive. The use of color contextualizes the division between the Jets and the Sharks, and the color red is used to simultaneously represent love and hate. The film also perfectly blends genres. I have remarked that this film is a combination of the Hollywood musical and film noir, and that is demonstrated through…

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    ★★★½

    And that's a wrap on film analysis this semester

    This is funny and lively, but also very intimate and poignant

    Merry Christmas everyone!