john lichman

born in a lightning storm and dancing for pennies under an overpass.

Favorite films

  • Bloodsport
  • Birdsong
  • In the City of Sylvia
  • A Room and a Half

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  • 3000 Miles to Graceland

    ★★★

  • The Score

    ★★★

  • Thief

    ★★★★

  • Burning Paradise

    ★★★½

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  • 3000 Miles to Graceland

    3000 Miles to Graceland

    ★★★

    Honestly feels destined for a cult home release so we can get Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner to disclose what they bought after recording multiple songs for a blooper reel on a green screen in Elvis outfits.

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★

    One just assumes Dennis Farina gave Michael Mann the phone book beating anecdote, right?

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  • Batman Forever

    Batman Forever

    ★★★

    One of the greatest shots of all time is the file footage of Tommy Lee Jones having acid thrown at him in a court room and sudden cut (in archival footage) of Batman, seated in the first row of the court, leaping over the guard rail.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    As a person who grew up mostly in D.C. proper you have no idea how happy I was to see spatially correct location shots (aside from the Landmark Mall, which is in Arlington, VA) even if they cheated and made the Smithsonian's party location be the Swiss-or-Icelandic Embassy.

    But you know, monkey's paw and all that such a film had to be this. For a brief moment in the CG final battle I thought we'd almost escape the self-satirical "comic…