James Hrivnak

James Hrivnak

Straight from the slums of Shaolin. The H is silent.

Favorite films

  • The Third Man
  • Vertigo
  • Manhunter
  • The Killer

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  • Crossfire

    ★★★½

  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah

    ★★★★

  • Son of Godzilla

    ★★★

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★

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  • Crossfire

    Crossfire

    ★★★½

    "They don't teach it in school, but it's real American history just the same."

  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah

    Godzilla vs. Hedorah

    ★★★★

    [GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER] The sheer energy and lunacy of this outing is undeniable. Banno's sole directorial feature runs the gamut of 70s pop filmmaking, catering to the youth market with kiddie characters, funky musical numbers, and Godzilla himself. But he also underlines this with some dark tones of body horror and the impending environmental disaster—manifest in Hedorah, the smog monster that evolves and grows more powerful as it consumes pollution. It's a wild ride, and Banno balances the…

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