Jared Case

Jared Case

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Curator of Film Exhibitions for the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum

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  • The Dark Corner

    The Dark Corner

    ★★

    A snappy opening with crackling dialogue gives way to an overlong mystery that drags despite winning performances.

  • Article 99

    Article 99

    ★★★

    I liked this enough when it came out that I remembered it as an underrated, quality Hollywood film.

    Now, watching it nearly 30 years later, the first half is a terrible slog - so derivative and predictable in both narrative and character. But damn if the second half doesn't still get me, particularly with the performances of Eli Wallach and David Keith. It's effective in its buck-the-system, do the right thing gusto, and the leads are likable enough, even if…

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

    Top 5 performances in this film:
    5 - Dave Chappelle. A fine performance in a surprise role.
    4 - Dice. Even more than BLUE JASMINE, growing into these roles...
    3 - Gaga. The performance scenes were fantastic and half of the rest of the time I thought she was a natural. It was the other half where I thought to myself, "oh, she's never done this before..."
    2 - Bradley Cooper. Really well modulated. Great rapport with the director. The…

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    My first Sono - I'm not sure this is where I should have started.

    And I'm pretty sure the AI on Cage's forearm started as Greendale's "Eleven Herbs & Space Experience."