cubapuddingjr

cubapuddingjr

5 stars: 5 forks
4 stars: 4 forks
3 stars: 3 forks
2 stars: 2 forks
1 star: 1 fork
0 stars: hot salad

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Favorite films

  • The Lady Eve
  • Starship Troopers
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Ivan's Childhood

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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★

  • Sense and Sensibility

    ★★★★½

  • Creed

    ★★★★

  • The Terminator

    ★★★★★

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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★

    Watched it in a Hamburg theater all by myself. It was fine! Some decently lit shots to go with that Rahsaan Roland Kirk track. Plemons is reliably great & Dominique Thorne also stood out to me, both Kaluuya and Stanfield were doing too much imo (completely opposite styles/schools of acting though, kinda interesting to see them clash here, perhaps purposefully), Lil Rel Howery is in everything these days, but his turn here is a highlight. Not a single cop in this…

  • Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    More than any performance ever, puffy-cheeked Kate Winslet here reminded me so much of my great-grandma, Valentina, a die-hard communist soldier, lover and fighter practically from birth (as a 10 year-old, she convinced Krupskaya personally to release her mother from jail, as a 16 year-old she learned to assemble PPSh blindfolded while working at a remodeled gun factory during WW2). Like Marianne, she also married a very sweet man, much older than her, when she was still so young and…

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  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War

    ★½

    Stacks the deck uncomfortably in favor of an underlying sense of American decency and good intentions being corrupted, rather than these intentions being calculated from the get go. Frames US as an unwilling (The Tonkin "retaliation") aggressor and gives too little focus to the overwhelming human cost of North Vietnam. So as powerful as some of its retellings are, and as bluntly anti-war as that might convince you it is, it's far too preoccupied with restoring American dignity for me to ever really give a shit.

  • Cruel Intentions

    Cruel Intentions

    More like cruel, stupid, casually homophobic, constantly overacted, horribly written, awfully soundtracked, self-consciously sleazy and pathetically sentimental intentions.