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JooJoo

Criticker Zealot - 5731 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 20, 2007

Age: 34

Bio: I need to wander.

I need to wonder.
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80% Jail Bait (1973) - Aug 01, 2012
"Eva Mattes is absolutely magnetic."
95% The Day of the Locust (1975) - Nov 09, 2010
"Wow. Essential viewing for admirers of Barton Fink, Mulholland Dr, or anyone interested in a depraved, intoxicating look at early Hollywood. Fantastic actors, direction, & a whirlwind of an ending included."
95% Ai no mukidashi (2008) - Jul 28, 2012
"I will watch every Sion Sono flick in the hopes that he will one day match (or, if its at all possible, outdo) the creative frenzy he displays here."
16% The Hanoi Hilton (1987) - Mar 09, 2013
"A film about as diametrically opposed to my sensibilities as there could possibly be. While you could argue it favors patriotism over flat-out supporting the Vietnam War, that barely matters. It epitomises the exact slipshod idealism and narrow-minded thinking that brings about mistakes of such magnitude. On a basic film critic level, it's also blandly-developed in all aspects, with barely a performance to admire."
95% The Comb (1990) - Aug 31, 2012
"A perfectly realized (and rationalized) bit of dream logic."
80% The Heroic Ones (1970) - Dec 12, 2013
"One of the best examples of the Shaw Brothers sense of scale, silliness, and carnage."
95% Il Bidone (1955) - Jul 23, 2010
"A man nearing fifty is confronted with his life and what he's made of it, and in doing so, tries to make things right. Fellini is most known for the fantastic and extravagance of his later work, but he is no less profound when he keeps it simple."
99% The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) - Apr 27, 2008
"Strictly-silent is my preferred method of watching [Voices of Light is alright, quite impressive actually, I just prefer to think the images themselves are all that's needed]. I feel drained after watching this, never has composition mattered so much. Falconetti gives a performance in under 90 min. that eclipses most other actors entire body of work."
95% Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Jun 22, 2008
"We have here a man - Biberkopf - haunted by his past and confronted from all sides by people trying to break him. He has made an oath, he will maintain this oath, he cannot maintain this oath; zum Rhein, zum Rhein, zum deutschen Rhein [whatever happens, this cannot end well]. In the league of literary adaptations there have been few that have blended creativity & devotion to its source so well; the rich symbolism, metropolitan tones, and rhythm of Döblin are brilliantly composed by Fassbinder"
95% Crumb (1994) - Nov 26, 2008
"When I was young - among my parents 'stuff they hid from the kid' - my fathers Crumb collection was top on the list [of course, that never works]. I was ten years old, on the floor, and stayed there for hours absorbing this material. I love this sickness. It affects me in a way a mini-review couldn't touch upon."