Justin

I write. I direct. I edit. I watch. Not always in that order.

Favorite films

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • The 'Burbs
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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  • Candyman

    ★★★★★

  • Happily

    ★★

  • Young Guns

    ★★★½

  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

    ★★★½

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  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★★

    I went into this film with zero expectations. I was not particularly interested in the original films in any way and if not for my wife wanting to see this movie I probably would have disregarded it.

    I'm glad I didn't.

    This film is pitch perfect from beginning to end. It is visually engaging & beautifully shot - which made seeing it in a theater that much better. Without being a "Candyman" fan or having seen any of the originals (clutch…

  • Happily

    Happily

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This movie only gets 2 stars because I really enjoy Kerry Bishe. She's great in everything she does - even movies with a shitty script - which is what this was.

    What starts off as an interesting comedy premise quickly shifts to a darker-toned Outer Limits meets Black Mirror episode. It just starts to get interesting when suddenly the whole thing high centers with the wheels left spinning in a meandering mess of a story that is neither interesting nor…

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  • Christmas She Wrote

    Christmas She Wrote

    My wife was watching this when I walked in for the last 20 or so minutes.

    What can I say? It's one of those corny hallmark Christmas movies with the same plot as all of the other ones. Honestly I wouldn't watch this except it was already on and I had nothing else to do but sit and talk shit about it while my wife watched it. I don't think she liked that, but it's the only thing I enjoyed…

  • Young Guns

    Young Guns

    ★★★½

    Young Guns is one of those movies from my childhood that always will resonate with me profoundly. I watched it on VHS more times than I can remember and know a lot of it by heart. I hadn't seen it in a long time and decided to put it on tonight and was not disappointed.

    It's not a perfect film. Some of the acting isn't the best - the worst IMO from Charlie Sheen - but some of it is…