Sam Brazil

Sam Brazil

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I continuously used him as a human shield and then I threw him down the escalator.

I really like anthologies and kinetic stuff.

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  • Kwaidan

    Kwaidan

    ★★★★★

    There was an old article I read detailing the follies of early narrative cinema. I'm not sure of the title or author (you'll have to excuse me, I'm pretty sure I was a teenager at the time) but one of the central messages really stuck with me:

    In early cinema, cinematography didn't really exist. The closest storytelling performance medium was the theater. As such, many movies were filmed as if they were a play, and the camera was just the…

  • Wanted

    Wanted

    We live in a society.
    -Mark "Joker" Millar

    You know how the most vocal fans of both Fight Club and Falling Down are those who completely missed the point? Well in 2008 a sentient amalgamation of those bros were hired to write a movie. They loved Tyler Durden so much they hired his wife. There is no message about how alienation leads to base behaviors, and those behaviors are just as destructive to the self as to the world. Instead,…

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  • Awake

    Awake

    ★★½

    Twenty minutes in and I was wondering why we were seeing stuff that should have been in the third act. It turns out it was because this was one of those movies written by someone who watches TV. There were three self-contained 30-minute plots in a row (Grandma, Road Trip, Military) with a loose overarching narrative, better designed for a season than a movie.

    A better movie might have pulled it off.

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    This is a horror movie, don't let any genre descriptions confuse you. I thought it was rough that they chose to showcase Anthony's decline in his clothes: as they become shabbier and less formal, his mind is going further and further away.

    I agree with Terry Pratchett. If I get dementia, it's time to end things.

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★

    This is a profoundly unhappy man, giving us a pat on the back.

    What a legend.

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★½

    Quick note: I've seen (and liked) Kong: Skull Island but I haven't seen a single one of the other movies that led into this one. I don't think it really mattered.

    It's not rare for a movie to use up all its best ideas in the first part and then peter out. It's much less common for a movie to really annoy me at the beginning and redeem itself. I couldn't stand the opening twenty minutes. If anyone actually reads…