Jonathan J.

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It's okay to like a movie.

Favorite films

  • Ginger Snaps
  • Jaws
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Fly

Recent activity

  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain


  • Big Eyes


  • Frankenweenie


  • Dark Shadows


Pinned reviews

  • Dragons Forever

    Dragons Forever


    Yuen Biao: the thinking man's Jackie Chan.
    Sammo Hung: the drinking man's Yuen Biao.

Recent reviews

  • Big Eyes

    Big Eyes


    Bright and breezy biopic but more paint by numbers than expected considering it was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the guys who wrote three of my all timers The People Vs Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon and Ed Wood.

  • Dark Shadows

    Dark Shadows


    Timmy B doesn't usually make such middling movies, when they're great it's obvious why, equally so when they're not. Dark Shadows is probably the biggest shrug of his career, looks good but treads water from start to finish. Apparently it was more of a Johnny Depp passion project than a Tim Burton one and it shows.

Popular reviews

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice


    Mid twentieth century Venice, seances, rainy canals and lamplight, hats off to Branagh for directing this with such style. Unfortunately a lot of character and story business between being locked in the palazzo to the reveal was deathly boring.

  • The Killer

    The Killer


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

    Coded David Fincher career retrospective?

    The initial misfire: Alien³
    Seven potential kills: Se7en
    The billionaire that gets away with it: The Social Network
    The brute that nearly beats him: Fight Club
    Late night conversations with Tilda Swinton: Benjamin Button

    I'll have to watch it again to catch the rest.