SmokeyJ

SmokeyJ

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Dune
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    ★★★★★

  • Possession

    ★★★★★

  • Fight Club

    ★★★★★

  • Persona

    ★★★★★

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  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    ★★★★★

    It would be so easy to write a dissertation about the flaws in Temple of Doom. I don't care though, I've always loved this deranged and magical film. Where else can you watch a catchy musical number, insect horror, mine cart chases, a creepy death cult, and ritualistic human sacrifices all in the same movie?

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★★

    One of the most unhinged movies I've ever seen

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    SPOILER WARNING

    It's hard to ignore the annoying online discourse about Fight Club. On the one hand, there has always been a segment of the audience that seems to misinterpret the movie and buy into Tyler Durden's BS (life imitating art). On the other hand, there is another segment of the audience that sort of walks on eggshells around Fight Club, because they consider it unfashionable to like this movie. Personally, I just think this is a really entertaining psychological…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    SPOILER WARNING

    Even without fully understanding this confusing and abstract movie, I found it fascinating to watch. On the surface it is about the merging of personalities between a nurse and a mysterious actress who has suddenly gone silent. However, I interpreted the story as a representation of the internal conflict happening in one person's mind, rather than something to be taken at face value.

    One thing that impresses me about Persona is how it visually conveys to the audience…

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