Jackson

Jackson

Jackson (he/him)
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My top 4 rotates. Just films I love that are on my mind.

Favorite films

  • 25th Hour
  • Starman
  • The Great Silence
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

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  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★

  • All the Colors of the Dark

    ★★★★

  • The Last Airbender

    ★★

  • City Lights

    ★★★★★

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★

    Out of diegetic necessity and also out of even bolder aesthetic choices from Villeneuve, part 2 feels even more doom-laden than part 1. The rising tension of the brewing political schemes, and the inevitable consequences of blind faith by zealous masses has nowhere to go but through the fourth wall and feed the anxiety of the audience. Given that this part of the book hadn't really been adapted faithfully yet, I was curious how Villeneuve would tackle the challenge of…

  • All the Colors of the Dark

    All the Colors of the Dark

    ★★★★

    Misogynistic, or just simply Italian?

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  • City of God

    City of God

    ★★★

    I’ve wondered for a while why this is included in the film bro/IMDB canon, but it makes a bit more sense now after seeing it. Which is to say that it’s very well-made, has all the ingredients it needs to emotionally resonate with an audience, and, most crucially, is a gangster film pulling heavily from the style of the New Hollywood era. But honestly I was most taken here with the scenes of hopeful, longing, everyday life amidst a sea…

  • Adventureland

    Adventureland

    ★★★★

    This has probably been more influential than people think, as it’s an early entry in the Indie Alternative Sundance™️ genre featuring an awkward dork pursuing a dreamgirl, but it manages to do all of it well. The key to it is that Kristen Stewart’s character is written with a lot of dignity and dimension, and the flaws of both leads are exposed. Just such a nice summer vibe with a banging soundtrack, and a good (?!) Ryan Reynolds performance