Jonathan Zachary

Longtime movie lover.
On Letterboxd since 2015.
Half the brains behind the Exploring Cinema Podcast

Favorite films

  • Sorcerer
  • Stand by Me
  • Son of the White Mare
  • Cure

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  • The Tinder Swindler

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

  • Decision to Leave

  • The House of the Devil

    ★★★½

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  • The House of the Devil

    The House of the Devil

    ★★★½

    Damn if this doesn’t legitimately feel like it was filmed in the 80s, from the performances to the set-dressing to the camerawork. Good movie, great aesthetic.

  • The Innkeepers

    The Innkeepers

    ★★★

    Good character stuff, good humor and a few good scares, dragged down by an underwhelming story that moves at a snail’s pace.

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  • By the Time It Gets Dark

    By the Time It Gets Dark

    ★★★★

    By the Time It Gets Dark is beautiful, meditative, and enigmatic. It is also a chore; not for lack of material to process, but because built deep into my movie-going experience is an expectation to know explicitly how disparate elements relate, and to be given some sense, early on, of where a film is leading. By the Time It Gets Dark provides no such road-map, and makes no connections on behalf of the viewer. It requires sustained focus from a…

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★½

    Not quite as gnarly or as groundbreaking as I had hoped, but still a fresh and funny horror exercise that starts heavy and ends light with some crowd-pleasing, tummy-turning gags. Happy to see you-know-who again; the measuring tape sequence killed.