Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

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Special Correspondents (2016)

A Gervais thing, so it’s lightly witty and lightly inappropriate with light social commentary. But the characters and story are just a little goofy. Gervais is Gervais. Pains me to say this because his performance was genius in Chopper, but Bana not a great actor.

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A Star Is Born (2018)

It all seems very real, almost biographical. Do you chalk this up to the script, successive refinements with each remake, or Cooper’s direction? Cooper pulls off a great look and entirely believable musical ability. Gaga is a great actress and a true talent. Underneath all of her outrageous costumes as…

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

With the weight of the franchise, all the characters, and the complicated plotlines, the Russo brothers did a phenomenal job tying everything together and coming up with a story that made sense and was fun to watch. The plot relied on some time travel trickery, but I guess we knew…

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Green Book (2018)

How this thing won Best Picture, I have no idea. It might be the worst Best Picture winner in recent memory. This is the story of a talented, educated, socially clueless black guy who takes a road trip with a rough, uneducated, racist white guy and become best friends. But…

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Shazam! (2019)

Silly. This is what you get when you have director who doesn’t know comedy and you ask him to make a comedy. It’s really like a combination of Superman and Big. Even Sandberg knew this, with the moment on a floor piano thrown into one of the action sequences. Levi…

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Before the Flood (2016)

Leo’s heart may have been in the right place, but this isn’t very impactful as a climate change documentary. The Hollywood star spends a lot of time in exotic locations always looking trendy, with shots in various hairstyles and beards in various stages of growth. He’s always got stylish sunglasses…

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Patriots Day (2016)

Starts off a bit rough, with lots of cuts and handheld camera when we have a bunch of slow scenes establishing character. Does this really fool people into thinking there is something exciting going on? It’s all justified later on, but not when a guy is ordering donuts. Good job…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

More of the same. It feels like the Mission Impossible, Bourne, and Bond movies are all sort of converging into the same types of stories, characters, and style of filmmaking, doesn’t it? Only the scores seem to distinguish them. Twist after twist, but why don’t I care? I think I’m…

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The Station Agent (2003)

OK, so Fin likes trains. He hates everything else, and he’s cold and nasty to just about everyone. Why should we give a shit about this guy? Oh, because he’s a dwarf. Everyone looks at him, he’s ridiculed and socially shunned. Life is so unfair. Got it. Can we be…

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Incredibles 2 (2018)

Overall, a pretty good story. Definitely a feminist thing. This may not have been written by women, but it was definitely written for them. There’s something a bit off with the dialogue in the scene where Elastigirl and Evelyn first get to know each other at the corporate event. I…

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