Joey Brueggs

Joey Brueggs Pro

I give out 5's too easily.

Favorite films

  • Exiled
  • Caravaggio
  • My Darling Clementine
  • The Bridges of Madison County

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  • Dune

  • Godzilla

  • Kālewa

  • Jackass Number Two

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  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    Went into this expecting a bland but structurally sound rendition of the big lizard story, but this is uniquely, egregiously bad. Emmerich moseyed on up to the buffet and picked out only the worst elements available to the American Blockbuster: poorly deployed dramatic lighting, a nauseating sense of motion, a lazed and frictionless pace, an over-reliance on score, Matthew Broderick. Sucks!

  • Something's Gotta Give

    Something's Gotta Give

    The beginning up to the start of Nicholson's narration is as mesmerizing as cinema gets. Similarly, the cry montage. And a top-tier Zimmer, to boot.

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  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid

    Beau is Afraid's byzantine, regressive themes are too frail to hold up its ridiculous narrative, lending themselves only to question the nature of the writer's relationships over Beau's. Madcap comedy promise is repeatedly squelched by limp handwringing towards women, pharmaceuticals, and therapy. While these didn't ultimately feel like Aster's intents, the film fails to fully articulate otherwise, and it isn't really worth wading through again to see if a deeper nugget exists. I would describe it as Looney Tunes on…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★★

    Death by a thousand fissions.