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Jake Gittes

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Jake Gittes last won the day on April 22 2020

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About Jake Gittes

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    Forget it Jake, it's BOT
  • Birthday 09/24/1993

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  1. May Witness (1985) - 6/10 *The Fast and the Furious (2001) - 6/10 Heat (1963) - 7/10 *The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - 9/10 *Chungking Express (1994) - 9/10. Seen on the big screen twice. Don't watch this new Wong "restoration" if you can help it, it has "Dreams" (the Faye Wong song from the home improvement montage and the end credits) play over the earlier scene of Leung slowly drinking coffee which is a George Lucas-fucking-with-the-OT-level offence. You and Me (1971) - 6/10 *The Ascent (1977) - 9/10 Come and See (1985) -
  2. Boo Searchlight give me a summer release. Try winning best picture without clogging up the fall/winter for once.
  3. it's a fast and furious movie that's 140 minutes long in 2021 so as you might imagine it pretty much plays like big-screen season 9 of a network tv show, with ever more absurd narrative contortions, arbitrary mcguffins (it took me less time than ever before to completely check out of why anything was happening) and disbelieving reflections on its own existence. definitely better than 4 and 8 but lacks the inspiration of any of the others, although the magnet shit is cool. Cena is serviceable; Charlize continues to be criminally wasted, with a couple of dialogue scenes here so embarrassing I ac
  4. This isn't ineligible since Galasso's music is original as far as I can tell, but the Umebayashi piece was first written for another film. That may affect your placement.
  5. April Penny Serenade (1941) - 7/10 *Easter Parade (1948) - 8/10 Dragonwyck (1946) - 7/10 Somewhere in the Night (1946) - 6/10 Adam's Rib (1949) - 7/10. Thought I was watching a new favorite early on, between the unexpected rawness in Judy Holliday's performance and Hepburn and Tracy's amazingly (even accounting for their being together in real life) intimate, lived-in dynamic, but it semi-lost me along the way as it increasingly turned into a farce, with the court defense being based entirely on "it's okay for women to commit a crime in response to infidelity if
  6. March *Chungking Express (1994) - 9/10 [up from 8]. "It's not every day / We're gonna be the same way / There must be a change, somehow." No longer bothered by Faye Wong's stalkerish ways, as I finally recognize the whole film is shot through with an almost childish innocence that makes such objections irrelevant; even when people kill other people here, it's just a heightened gesture rather than an action with real weight (it's not cynical or juvenile, just... guileless, somehow), the weight being reserved for the romanticism. The only Wong I really love, shape-shifting and exhila
  7. Bad Grandma came disturbingly close to going all the way but the actual winner's a nice surprise. Got the streak going another year.
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