Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

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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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Dunkirk (2017)

An experimental epic from Nolan. You can tell that a lot of care went into the film’s structure, visuals, and seat-shaking sound. The experience is visceral, and the action is riveting. Truly stunning visuals. Reviewers around the country are encouraging viewers to see it in IMAX, and for good reason.…

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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Pretty funny. I had a grin on my face throughout. A lot like the British version of The Office with its mockumentary structure, quick dialogue, focus on the mundane, and comedic timing. Effects are very good and used just enough to to keep things interesting. To nitpick, I think it…

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

A collection of action scenes filled with unbelievably extreme brutality. The number of graphic, execution-style headshots in this one is just shocking. The story that loosely holds the whole thing together is pretty thin, with actors in just about every scene trying to outcool each other with crappy dialogue. The…

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Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Nice little sports movie. Impressive turn for Egerton, coming fresh off a role as stud in Kingsman: The Secret Service that put him on the map.

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Baby Driver (2017)

Some decent music, pretty good car chases, and some admittedly great editing, maybe even Oscar-worthy. But with a nearly nonexistent story, this is one of the most boring movies I’ve ever seen. The soundtrack, goofy anachronisms, and overly stylistic visuals act as icing on the worst cake you’ve ever had.…

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Gifted (2017)

The story is a bit formulaic, and the characters are a bit stock. It’s the performances that give the film a bit of warmth. Evans has looks, coolness, and subtle control of his expressions to effectively convey a full range of emotions. Grace is charming. Duncan is really good in…

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Wonder Woman (2017)

The relatively inexperienced Patty Jenkins takes on a huge project and does great. As Zack Snyder’s visually masturbatory direction threatens to cheapen the DC universe, Jenkins’ more traditional direction and storytelling allows for good character development while still remaining faithful to the Snyder look and feel. People and places are…

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Adam (1992)

Cute.

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Not Without My Handbag (1993)

Weird, almost Tim Burtonish. But it’s slow and drags a bit, even for a short.

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