Jack Barry

When I’m fortunate enough to absorb a movie, that’s a good night or day. Cheers, fellow movie-lover.

Favorite films

  • Trainspotting
  • The Lost City of Z
  • Touch of Evil
  • Barry Lyndon

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★★

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★★½

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★★★

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★★

    Watched this thing a week or so ago, on the Big-Screen, the next day after i watched the first two of these prequels on blu-ray. Haven’t gotten around to logging it ‘til now. Lots goin’ on, & it didn’t seem urgent.

    Gotta say, as much as i love me some Mads Mikkelsen, he was a pale pale comparison to Johnny Depp.

    In fact, the whole absence of Johnny Depp in this (otherwise ok) flick was its stab-through-the-heart.

    It was ok.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★★½

    Just watched for the first time, right after the first one, first time, and tomorrow I’ll go see the third one on the Big-Screen.

    I dug this flick pretty much like the first one, maybe a bit better because of how great Johnny Depp was as Grindewald the Villain. He’s always awesome to watch do his weird thing, and he goes Big here.

    * Obviously, I’m aware going into the third one that Depp was replaced because of Amber Turd’s…

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    End-of-the-world (dis)comfort-food. A quick hit of absurdity on the grandest scale.

    I threw this in with the Spanish-dub ‘cause I’m tryna pick up the language, but I had to go back after and re-play all the war-room scenes following the appearance of Dr. Strangelove himself, because even though the Spanish voice-actor sounded OK, nobody can come close to How Hilariously Great Peter Sellers is in that role. (He rocks three different roles, of course, but as the Doctor, he’s just…

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    ★★★★★

    Erotic. Neurotic. Quixotic. Epic. Sensual. Personal. National. Wandering. Wistful. Willful. Philosophical. Melancholy. Profound. Passionate. Intimate. Tragic. Romantic. Idealistic. Doomed. Enchanted. An Embarrassment of Adjectives.

    This is one of my favorite flicks. A love-story lived in the the shadow of the closing Iron-Curtain. 

    There’s much I could say here about it, but I’m tired now. I hope this isn’t what our future looks like here.

    I’ve probably written a lot of better things than this, but rarely have I ever seen…