PhillyFilmFan

PhillyFilmFan

All of my reviews were done in the past and I do not stand by any of them. Do not ask me to justify my ratings!

Favorite films

  • Sanjuro
  • Final Flesh
  • Pather Panchali
  • The Bride of Frankenstein

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★½

  • The Rack

    ★★★½

  • Love & Basketball

    ★★★½

  • Bessie

    ★★★

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★½

    One thing that these have over the Fast & Furious Franchise is that Tom Cruise isn't afraid of getting beat up & looking "weak" on screen. Ethan Hunt isn't necessarily the strongest guy in the room & that makes him feel human.

  • The Rack

    The Rack

    ★★★½

    Paul Newman returns from a POW camp after the Korean War & is put on trial for collaborating with the enemy. I think it was really bold of them to take mental torture so seriously (compared to physical torture) & deal with it in a nuanced way.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    The key to enjoying this film is to think about it enough to follow the plot but not *so much* that you start to have questions. Take it on faith that it all works otherwise you'll lose a week of your life to making diagrams trying to sort it out.

  • Freaky

    Freaky

    ★★★½

    Kathryn Newton's really starting to make an impression on me. She's always great but here she stands out in a dual role of typical teenage girl & male serial killer. Fun slasher movie that plays a little w/ genre tropes w/out taking itself seriously.