Dylan Roth

Dylan Roth

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Honestly too basic to be on this website. Somehow, a professional film critic.

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Network
  • Moonstruck
  • The Matrix

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  • Benedetta

  • Arlo the Alligator Boy

  • Limbo

  • The Power of the Dog

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    “The Bond films have a predictable life cycle — with each new actor, the franchise goes ‘back to basics’ with a smaller, more down-to-earth pulp novel story and then gradually ramps into campy, gadget-driven romps with global stakes. (Roger Moore retained the role long enough to complete this cycle twice.) No Time to Die continues this tradition, pitting a chattier-than-usual Bond against a sci-fi menace torn directly from Metal Gear Solid, but the film never loses the sense of danger…

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★½

    Afterlife depends so much on reverence for the original Ghostbusters and its cast that the original film’s irreverence is totally lost. If someone were to try and reverse-engineer Ghostbusters based on its portrayal in Afterlife, they could not possibly come close. But even this wouldn’t be such a crime if there were anything unique to Afterlife that was worth remembering. What little charm the film has is borrowed, and it has no collateral to offer in exchange.”

    Full review at Fanbyte.

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  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    I believe every detail of this story is true! Not looking it up

  • Arlo the Alligator Boy

    Arlo the Alligator Boy

    Looking for something to boot off of Looper’s 30 Best Movies of 2021 list, and while I think this flick is fine, it’s probably gonna get the boot. It’s a perfectly fine kids movie, but not on the level it’d have to be to hang with the grown-ups.

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  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    “I don’t like to get mean when I write about movies. I’m not a filmmaker myself, I’m only a critic and a very green one at that, and I think it’s always important to remember how presumptuous it is to pick apart in an afternoon a work that took someone else years to make. (Cue up Anton Ego’s monologue from Ratatouille here.) With all that being said, after watching Gunpowder Milkshake, my impression of writer-director Navot Papushado is that of…

  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV

    ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS. DRAGO ULTIMATE DIRECTOR’S CUT

    GOOD:
    • Less Paulie
    • No Robot
    • A more interesting portrayal of Ivan Drago as a political pawn with basically no agency
    BAD:
    • Less Apollo
    • Less Adrian
    • Still does not have a scene where Rocky befriends his neighbors in Russia and helps fix their horsecart or something