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Jeremiah Kipp

Jeremiah Kipp
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Masters of Horror (2006) As the final episode of the first season of Masters of Horror, Haeckel's Tale is representative of much of the series: talented filmmakers working on material from genre aficionados, yielding uneven results. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Masters of Horror (2005) In these days of PG-13 horror films too timid to alienate their audience, it's nice to see that Stuart Gordon hasn't lost his knack for macabre impropriety. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Masters of Horror (2005) Tobe Hooper lacks the nerve to stand by his transgressions, and resorts to cheap effects. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 70% Chelsea on the Rocks (2009) Chelsea on the Rocks is very lively, somewhat thrown together in that loose yet aggressively visceral Ferrara style. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2009
4/4 83% Paradise (2009) It wouldn't be a stretch to compare Paradise to Alphaville, what with its imagining of the modern as otherworldly, or to imagine it as a capsule made by an outer-space explorer who visits Earth and finds layers of mystery in the mundane. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2009
3/4 100% Passing Strange (2009) A worthy public record of a show most people nationwide didn't get the chance to see. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2009
2.5/4 80% It Might Get Loud (2009) Nearly two hours of yackety-yak is less expressive than one image of White's hand bleeding from the intensity of pressing his guitar strings during a mad improvisation. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2009
2.5/4 61% A Perfect Getaway (2009) Unashamed of flaunting its B-movie conventions ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2009
4/4 77% Bad Lieutenant (1992) Ferrara was in the right place at the right time to make Bad Lieutenant. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2009
2.5/4 52% Friday the 13th, Part VI - Jason Lives (1986) While there's a superficial been-there-done-that, why don't-we-just-mock-the-whole-thing quality to this entry in the series, it certainly livens up what has become by this point a stale franchise. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2009
1.5/4 16% Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning (1985) The tone is crude, raunchy, and leering, with kill scenes combined with more nudity than usual. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2009
2.5/4 25% Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984) This one certainly felt as if it properly closed out the Friday the 13th series before it devolved into unadulterated camp. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3.5/4 93% Hearts & Minds (2009) Hearts and Minds is an essay told in a voice of thinly controlled moral outrage, which sometimes dribbles over into seething hate. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2009
1.5/4 No Score Yet Schloß Vogeloed, (The Haunted Castle) (1921) There's almost no expressionistic phantasmagoria here. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2009
4/4 95% Hobson's Choice (1953) Lean's splendid frames specifically work to show the high and low status of a social grid. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2009
4/4 No Score Yet Femme publique, La (1984) Though Kessling can be interpreted as a stand-in for Zulawski, Femme Publique is not his autobiography in the same way his previous film Possession was. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2009
3/4 89% Faces (1968) Cassavetes was interested in actors and their freak-show intensities, and their performances give his films a hyper-real quality. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2009
3/4 100% Shadows (1959) The Beat generation espoused a rejection of mainstream American values, and John Cassavetes's Shadows feels like a relic from that movement. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2009
1.5/4 12% Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) Shot in such a way to capitalize on the brief fad of Reagan-era 3D movies, there's less memorable POV shots from the killer and more images from the perspective of the victims. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2009
2.5/4 34% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Friday the 13th Part 2 never aspires to be termite art. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2009
2/4 59% Friday the 13th (1980) You really have to wonder what exactly made the Friday the 13th series so wildly successful. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2009
1/4 14% The Spirit (2008) Samuel L. Jackson has hit a rock bottom with The Spirit that's comparable only to Joan Crawford's appearance in Trog. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 20, 2008
2/4 27% Seven Pounds (2008) Looking like he hasn't shaved in days, and wearing the same suit day after day, Smith is playing the Hollywood version of worn and weary. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2008
4/4 97% Casablanca (1942) The film has a peculiar magic to it, and because of its pace the richness of its sense of detail often goes unnoticed. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2008
4/4 88% Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) Argentine writer Manuel Puig's book Kiss of the Spider Woman has a theme that endures throughout all its various incarnations: that of human dignity and compassion surviving within a society that denies it. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 14, 2008
3/4 91% Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot) (1994) What it loses in novelty and subtlety it makes up for in its earnest depiction of love and individual human decency in the face of societal cruelty. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2008
2/4 82% Tropic Thunder (2008) Ben Stiller used to be unafraid of pointed mockery, but nowadays he pulls his punches. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2008
3/4 87% Shine a Light (2008) Even an average performance by the Rolling Stones isn't boring. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2008
2/4 31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008) Because the show has been off the air for so many years now, audiences may wonder why these characters haven't moved on from their obsessively singular points of view. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2008
2.5/4 78% Lou Reed's Berlin (2008) The movie experience gets in its own way. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2008
3/4 85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) Adolescent pulp fantasia meets sentimental married life in Guillermo Del Toro's follow-up to his 2004 working-class superhero movie. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2008
4/4 96% Night of the Living Dead (1968) There's a brute force in Night of the Living Dead that catches one in the throat. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 27, 2008
2/4 88% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) There's considerable pleasure in watching these two lions spar, but sometimes Last Crusade mistakes dotting every I and crossing every T for detailed character development. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 21, 2008
4/4 94% Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Lost Ark holds up for many reasons, not least of which is because of Spielberg's consummate skill as a visual storyteller and his ability to draw charged performances from his actors. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 21, 2008
2.5/4 47% Mister Lonely (2007) As a champion for the beautiful and the strange, I'll take bottom-shelf Korine over just about anything else currently playing in theaters. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2008
3.5/4 60% Lost Highway (1997) It's pensive male anxiety, and for some cultural reason it's easier for audiences to accept female hysteria than the insecurities of men. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2008
2.5/4 92% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) Making your way through the film is like eating an entire beautifully sculpted wedding cake. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2008
2.5/4 91% Shotgun Stories (2007) Alternately terse and elegiac, Shotgun Stories works best when it observes the lives of its main characters, three lower-class brothers from southeast Arkansas. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2008
2/4 77% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) Brisk, peppy, light on its feet, and trying awfully hard to be reminiscent of a fast-talking Depression-era rags-to-riches comedy, the film can be best described as inoffensive. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2008
1/4 35% Vantage Point (2008) It's mind-numbingly tedious, perhaps because the rhythm, the plot, even the seemingly indestructible veteran secret service agent Barnes seem lifted wholesale from any random episode of 24. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2008
1/4 16% Jumper (2008) The lazy regard for David's moral crisis, or lack thereof, is pitiful. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2008
4/4 40% Walker (1987) Walker is the dark, neurotic flipside of Repo Man, where the antiheroic title character is not interested in any form of individual self-expression other than a single-minded pursuit of fame and glory. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2008
3/4 80% Chicago 10 (2008) Chicago 10 is a reminder of a time when the counter-culture was out on the street making noise--a history lesson so removed from our present political climate it feels almost like science fiction. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2008
3/4 62% Diary of the Dead (2007) Some filmmakers do their best work when they don't have much money and their back is against the wall. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2008
1.5/4 No Score Yet Tragic Ceremony (1972) Tragic Ceremony isn't scary enough to induce terror, unintentionally funny enough for camp, or bizarre enough for mad surrealism. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2008
2/4 No Score Yet Ricco the Mean Machine (1973) If you're feeling nostalgic for some 1970s Euro-sleaze, Ricco the Mean Machine is a guilty pleasure for stoners eager to revisit the land of shag carpeting, bellbottoms, and free love. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2008
3/4 79% A Zed and Two Noughts (1990) None of Greenaway's films take place in anything resembling naturalism or realism, and they don't feel modern. They're like archaic storybook adaptations of Jacobean plays illustrated by Vermeer. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2008
3/4 100% The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) A puzzle book for intellectual aesthetes. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2008
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Freethinker (1994) Even if it's good for you, it feels like you're taking medicine. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2008
4/4 74% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Misunderstood as a psychosexual thriller, Stanley Kubrick's final film is actually more of an acidic comedy about how Tom Cruise fails to get laid. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2007