Sam Van Hallgren

Producer, co-founder Filmspotting.

"Favorite Films" my fave of each of the last four years (h/t Tim Hoiland).

Favorite films

  • C'mon C'mon
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Little Women
  • The Rider

Recent activity

  • Bullet Train


  • Predator


  • Everything Everywhere All at Once


  • Not Okay


Recent reviews

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train


    Sometimes the success of a movie is measured in the number of times it has you involuntarily shout/whispering “oh SHIT.” So, three and a half oh SHITs from me.

    Pitt adds immeasurably to the movie’s success, especially once you do the thought exercise of subbing in someone like, oh, I don’t know, totally picking at random here, Ryan Reynolds in for the lead. The John Wick diaspora definitely understand the benefit of undergirding their action with an actor who can…

  • Predator



    Arnie good.
    Bill Duke good.
    Sonny Landham good.
    Jesse the Body good.
    One liners good.
    Cinematography very good.
    Stan Winston God level.
    Slow motion machine gun deaths oh how I have missed you.

    Yeah first time seeing Predator. A good time.

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