Kevin Jones

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  • Il Sorpasso
  • The Yards
  • Middle of the Night
  • Rolling Thunder

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  • Il Sorpasso

    ★★★★

  • Enola Holmes

    ★★★

  • War of the Worlds

    ★★★★

  • Criss Cross

    ★★★★½

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  • American Fiction

    American Fiction

    ★★★★

    2023 Ranked
    Seen in Theaters

    Cord Jefferson‘s directorial debut American Fiction is a satire aimed at a variety of targets such as the book publishing industry, Hollywood, White people, Black people, entertainment trends, and more. The film follows Thelonious “Monk” Ellison (Jeffrey Wright). He is a professor and a writer, having been published on a few occasions with books that never sold well as they are “complex.” He has been shopping his latest work, but his agent Arthur (John Ortiz)…

  • Memory

    Memory

    ★★★½

    2023 Ranked
    Seen in Theaters

    Director Michel Franco’s Memory is a heavy film. It tackles complex themes and situations, handling them with a deftness and understanding that makes it a poignant experience. Sylvia (Jessica Chastain) is a social worker who, at the start of the film, is celebrating 13 years sober. Her daughter Anna (Brooke Timber) is the reason she became sober and the pair live together in an apartment next to a tire shop. Their home is secured with…

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  • Il Sorpasso

    Il Sorpasso

    ★★★★

    The Criterion Challenge, Pt. III: 15/100
    1962 Ranked

    Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant. What talents. Il Sorpasso is basically just them with Gassman’s Bruno and Trintignant’s Roberto on an impromptu road trip from Rome to Tuscany. The two men just met, but become fast friends with the outgoing and energetic Bruno trying to thank shy and awkward Roberto for letting him use his phone. What was intended to be a quick lunch before Roberto, a law student, could go back…

  • Enola Holmes

    Enola Holmes

    ★★★

    2020 Ranked

    Delightful fluff. Millie Bobby Brown brings to life Enola Holmes, the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), who poses many of of the same powers of deduction and clue-gathering. When her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) mysteriously goes missing, Enola finally leaves home and ends up in a tangled web that involves British politics, suffragettes, a runaway marquis, and her own desperate attempts to avoid Finishing School. The mysteries are good ones, keeping the audience guessing and eager…

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  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

    ★★½

    Checking in at just under four hours, Once Upon a Time in America takes a long time to say absolutely nothing unique. A gangster film, the film does nothing for the gangster genre that could not be accomplished in a far shorter runtime because oh my God is this thing long. It just takes forever to end and even then, I still had no idea why it took so long. I love gangster films with The Godfather Parts I and…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

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

    2016 Ranked
    Top 100 Films
    Seen in Theaters

    Postmodernism is a film theory that suggests that there is nothing original anymore. If it could be made, it has been made and we are doomed to simply remake a once original idea in perpetuity. Postmodernism also includes ideas regarding nostalgia and hyperreality, positing that cities such as Los Angeles may physically be real, but are in fact, dream worlds that are not actually there. In Damien Chazelle's latest work and, dare…