Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

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Wind River (2017)

Nice little story in an exotic location. Well-made and beautifully shot, except for some needless shaky cam during some of the more emotional scenes. Casting and performances are all good, though there seems to be some occasional mumbling.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Good cast. I think this one helped make Cera an icon for our hipster generation. Lots of goofy but quick humor, whimsical editing, fun graphics, and some pretty good fight scenes. Don’t know much about the graphic stories, but this was a fun movie.

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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

So formulaic and cheaply made. Statham’s still cool, but his movies are really getting shitty. For an old guy, he can still move. And Alba still looks great. Michelle Yeoh is wasted. Poor Tommy Lee Jones.

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

90’s cheese.

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The Peanuts Movie (2015)

A collection of all the Peanuts plotlines over the years. Cleverly intertwined, but there’s not much story. Animation is really good, faithful to Schulz but updated with subtle 3D effects.

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

With the same creative team and a similar title, I thought this would be more of a sequel to Cloverfield. But while the themes and feel of the film is similar, the connection between the two stories is not really there. There is talk of a third Cloverfield film, which…

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More American Graffiti (1979)

Definitely a slice of the 70’s, both in its subject matter and style. The split screens, changing aspect ratios, and psychedelic animation are a bit distracting. Charles Martin Smith is kind of funny.

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Boulevard (2014)

Williams continues plunging into darker, more psychologically introspective, more dramatically challenging roles. Why did he go in this direction? This was one of his last films. Was he sensing his own mortality? Thin story, but it’s moody, and Williams seems very comfortable there.

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Get Out (2017)

Suspenseful, well-made, and some wonderful social commentary in there. Behind the story being told, there is a nice, gently explored angle on racism here. Kaluuya is good. For an English guy, he authentically conveys the American experience with perfect accent and mannerisms. He’s also good at crying. Allison Williams is…

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Mulholland Drive (2001)

If you spend 75% of the movie trying to tolerate completely horrible dialogue and acting and 25% trying to figure out WTF, that’s not a good movie. If you fail to find anyone smarter than you on the internet to explain what you just watched, then it’s not a good…

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