Jordan Raup

Editor-in-Chief of The Film Stage.

Favorites = last four new-to-me 4.5+ films watched.

Favorite films

  • Porco Rosso
  • Tenebre
  • Zabriskie Point
  • The Train

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  • Hong Sangsoo | Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay

  • 50:50

  • Porco Rosso

    ★★★★½

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    ★★★½

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    Jennifer Connelly on that sailboat though.

    The biggest jump in quality in a sequel… ever?

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★

    After personal trauma, a protagonist retreats to a secluded location for solace and inner reconciliation only to be further haunted. The set-up is familiar to many a horror film, but with Men being an Alex Garland creation, something more peculiar lurks behind this surface. A blend of the compact thrills of Ex Machina and the surreal oddities of Annihilation, his latest is delightfully inscrutable in its strangest moments yet thematically simplistic and disappointingly misshapen on the whole. Using misogyny—both subtly…

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  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★

    Only Steven Spielberg could make a shot of someone standing in a puddle one of the most beautiful images of the year.

  • Bright

    Bright

    "I'm going to be honest with you. I don't fuck with no fairies."
    "Fairy lives don't matter today!"
    "Dude, you can't go through elf town!"

    Will Smith says all of these lines with an earnest conviction in Bright, then there's still 1 hour and 45 minutes left.