Jere Pilapil

Jere Pilapil

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Co-Host of The Film Simps, every 6pm on twitch.tv/filmsimps

Favorite films

  • House
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Apartment

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  • Phenomena

    ★★★★½

  • Rope

    ★★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★½

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  • Phenomena

    Phenomena

    ★★★★½

    This is CINEMA, baby!

    I saw Dario Argento’s Phenomena (caveat: this was the American cut, Creepers) at midnight at Boston’s Coolidge Corner Theater, and adored it. This might be one of the best examples of a kind of movie that is full of bonkers ideas, but it never settles down to one of them enough to overshadow the rest. There’s a balance here that is deeply admirable. This might be a fun double feature with Hausu, - high praise, I tell you.

    So…

  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★

    Originally, I had planned to follow up The Tragedy of Macbeth with Orton Welles’ Chimes at Midnight, continuing on a kind of stream of consciousness programming for myself. But we’re getting to the end of the month, and I’m realizing that the Criterion Channel’s expiring movies are more robust than I had noticed at the start of the month. So here I am, enjoying myself with a little bit of Rope for the first time. Phrasing.

    Likely the main reason I haven’t seen…

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  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    ★★★★

    The thing on the poster never appears throughout the movie. Totall ripoff.

    But I like dreams and meals so 4 stars.

  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender

    Here's a baker's dozen thoughts on this most inept of adaptations:

    1. The sound mix for the special effects hurts my ears. I realized this in the first second of the movie.
    2. The kid playing Sokka has the rhythm of old school martial arts dubs. Also, someone should have inserted "[JOKE]" next to all of his dialogue. I don't think he can tell. Most of what he does is tell his sister to stay away from things, though, so…