Jesse

Jesse

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Trying to recall all the films I've seen, including HBO Thursday Night Prime from the 90's.

Favorite films

  • After Hours
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Spotlight
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

    ★★★

  • Kate

    ★★½

  • The Empty Man

    ★★★½

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    ★★½

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  • The Ninth Gate

    The Ninth Gate

    ★★★★

    "Erase me from the book of life and scribe me in the black book of death. Admit me to the Ninth Gate." -Boris Balkan

    For a film about books, THE NINTH GATE has quite a disdain for reading. The killer only cares about images, ripping the engravings out of every The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows they find and then burning the text. The only qualities of a book discussed by any of the characters are the physical…

  • Cemetery Man

    Cemetery Man

    ★★★★

    The most hangout horror film I've seen. Gnaghi speaks his own version of "I am Groot"

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  • The Empty Man

    The Empty Man

    ★★★½

    "Thought + Concentration = Flesh"

    Shots fired at the Church of Scientology! THE GAME meets KILL LIST. Surprisingly solid neo-noir/horror film, although it doesn't quite stick the landing.

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    Zero Dark Thirty

    ★★½

    "We don't deal in certainty, we deal in probability." -Deputy Director

    The 30+ minute siege of Osama bin Laden's compound is easily the best part of this film and is genuinely well directed, but ultimately ZERO DARK THIRTY is meant to be a investigative procedural. Unfortunately, as a procedural, the remaining two hours are far from engaging. This is in large part because of Jessica Chastain's cold and lackluster performance as a hell-bent CIA operative, which just isn't convincing.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    I'm not even sure that Christopher Nolan understands the plot to this film.

    Preview screening. DCP at The Roxy Cinema in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★½

    If you are expecting an origin story of how Natasha Romanoff became an Avenger, BLACK WIDOW isn't it. Instead, this film follows Romanoff over the course of a few days shortly after the timeline in CIVIL WAR (2016) and before INFINITY WAR (2018). Based on this, why release BLACK WIDOW two years after ENDGAME considering we know Romanoff isn't coming back? Expecting the audience to care about her character this late in the game knowing what we know isn't realistic.…