ArcticNinjaPaul

ArcticNinjaPaul

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Writer, Artist, Father, Combat Veteran, Former Editor-in-Chief of JoBlo.com. Movies, comics, dogs, coffee, pizza, beauty, art.

Favorite films

  • Die Hard
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Braveheart
  • Dances with Wolves

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  • All Light, Everywhere

    ★★★

  • The World to Come

  • Pleasure

    ★★★★

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ½

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  • All Light, Everywhere

    All Light, Everywhere

    ★★★

    A strange, scattershot documentary, ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE manages to highlight some interesting and compelling subject matter, while never really attaining a sense of completeness of its overall premise. Leaning into the ways in which cameras have been used since their invention, particularly the difference between what's recorded and what's perceived, the documentary attempts to lift the veil on how we interpret what we see vs. the reality of what is actually happening (or has happened).

    It's a bold, often perplexing…

  • The World to Come

    The World to Come

    Mona Fastvold’s THE WORLD TO COME is yet another perfect example of a film festival style movie (like John and the Hole) that borders on parody. It’s a tedious, droll, silly, long-winded examination of a forbidden love affair on the frontier in the 1800’s, complete with wooden dialogue when spoken and insufferable “poetic” dialogue when using voice over. It’s as if someone wrote a story about people in the 1800s and just assumed how they spoke, rather than researching it…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★

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

    It's been a long wait for Patty Jenkins' follow up to 2017's Wonder Woman, due largely to the pandemic, which has ensnared the film in a number of stalled release dates, building hype to a volcanic level. At the last minute, HBO Max and WB decided to drop the film as a kind of Christmas gift/Subscriber boost (and smartly so), which accompanies WB's Birds of Prey as the second DC Superhero film of 2020.

    The result, sadly, is a very…

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Where to even start with this? A film starring Nicolas Cage as a dangerous criminal enlisted to find the missing daughter of some...dude. Pretty standard stuff, right? Well, enter director Sion Sono and screenwriters (wait, this thing was written?) Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai and what you end up with is an incomprehensible, insufferable mish-mash of genres that is so mindless, boring and amateurish that I feel like someone duped Sundance into screening it.

    PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND is…