Jonathon Hughes

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  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Chungking Express
  • Boogie Nights

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★★

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★

    Marty binge #19/28

    I wanna cuddle up with little old Joe Pesci so bad. 

    It’s fitting that Scorsese’s filmography begins and ends where it does, starting on the mean streets of New York City, and ending (least, for the time being) in a nursing home, at a time when all the heists and whackings and schmoozings are a thing of the past. 

    Mean Streets
     was a lean, dirty, explosive movie, made by an impassioned young director, flying out the gate, trying…

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    I like this a lot more than I did on my first viewing. I’ve come to peace with a lot of my issues with the film. Yes it’s too linear, it’s 90% style and 10% substance, a decent amount of dialogue does not work, and seems to be a bit tonally confused—funny when it’s trying to be serious, and overly self-serious when it could really do with lightening up. But—but—it’s totally awesome.

    The cheesiness isn’t grating to me on second…

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  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★½

    #5/29 of my Scorsese binge. 

    This film just won’t let up! I can’t believe I’m only seeing this now, and that I haven’t heard more people talk about this!

    A total bizarro, absurdist psychedelic nightmare as directed by Martin Scorsese. The whole film exists in the surreal, slanted world that takes over late at night, where nothing seems quite right and everything is slightly off. Frustrating with its confusion and persistent chaos. What is going on?? Why is this happening?? What…