Chester Cosgrove

Chester Cosgrove


“I think all movies are worth watching.” - Jafar Panahi

"Twice the pride, double the fall." - Darth Tyranus

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  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Make Way for Tomorrow

    Jesus Christ these people treat their parents like shit. They care more about the fucking roast than they do their parents’ happiness and well being.

  • Crawl


    Go Noles!

Recent reviews

  • Vanilla Sky

    Vanilla Sky

    I really like the material, I really like Cameron Crowe’s style, but I’m not sure those two things go together very well. 

    Some scenes are very inspired, Tom Cruise delivers a really fine performance. The needle drops in this thing are wild.

    I know this film was released after 9/11 (a nice mid-December release date for the Oscars), but it was of course filmed before that and feels very pre-9/11 to me. Like, one of the last great pre-9/11 films.

  • Midway


    From script to screen, this film is an ugly, boring, and hokey piece of shit. Ed Skrein gives a noticeably bad performance.

Popular reviews

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    Film history, right here on video tape. A very good movie. Possibly the best, I dunno, I love it. Tonight I’m thinking about the inhale Roller Girl makes when she takes Dirk into the supply closet, how my favorite music cue in the film is “Boogie Shoes,” the expression on The Colonel’s face after he first sees Dirk’s cock, everything about Michael Penn (his performance, his style), and how Dirk organizes his clothes by color as well as designer.

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    King Kong is one of the great modern myths, as well as one of the great modern tragedies. There will always be Kong films in some form or another. 

    I first saw this maybe 15 or 16 years ago. There was renewed interest in the original when Jackson released his remake. I’ve loved this film since first seeing it. Spectacular epic filmmaking, a roaring score that I sometimes hum to myself. Robert Armstrong is unforgettable. This film perhaps misses out on…