JKM

favorites from last month. always logging stuff late. hapa boy from the bay area. I write news too.

Favorite films

  • West Side Story
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The 15:17 to Paris
  • Cluny Brown

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  • Ready Player One

    ★★★★

  • The War of the Roses

    ★★★½

  • Terms of Endearment

    ★★★★½

  • Beckett

    ★★★½

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★★

    One of my greatest regrets in life is not utilizing the momentum of my prime days as both a know-it-all "Zelda" addict and king shit of my high school's theater program to submit my name in Spielberg's nationwide casting call in 2016 to find the lead of this movie. The constant soy facing, the dead eyes from growing up inside a shipping container, the last shot -- I would have fucking killed it, plus my biracial identity would have provided…

  • The War of the Roses

    The War of the Roses

    ★★★½

    DeVito going on to direct "Matilda" may have just been an extrapolation from this, a functional adaptation of Dahl's "The Twits": a mutually vindictive married couple that gets their homestead turned upside-down before thwacking and whacking the two into hell, dumped like ketchup out of a glass bottle. DeVito pauses a long tracking shot during an argument for Douglas to shove the house cat off of the kitchen booth, one of many beats that bubbles its Chuck Jones penchant for…

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  • Far Far Away Idol

    Far Far Away Idol

    ½

    My family went to a house party in 2005. While all the parents drank and chatted downstairs, all the kids were up in the playroom, shooting Nerf guns and watching Shrek 2. When the credits rolled, the host's kids popped into the bonus features and queued up this motherfucker. After every character performed their song, we were asked to vote on who should win. I put up my hand for Donkey's passionate performance of "Disco Inferno," but, of course, Prince…

  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★★

    On an eleventh watch, I realize that Lisa and Claudette talking about breast cancer means that this film technically passes the Bechdel test.

    Also, masterpiece.