Bad Film Student

unqualified movie reviewer praises already critically-acclaimed movies

The One I Love (2014)

I can't imagine how anyone would come across this movie, unless their movie-buff boss dropped the DVD on their desk. The Duplass Brothers (the production company behind the film) have a bit of a following within my school. They did... Continue Reading →

Star Wars Crash Course

A few days ago, a nice young man came into the unnamed office where I work, wearing a Rogue One T-shirt. At my boss's request, I went over to make light small talk, while nervously avoiding eye-contact with his shirt, because I .... Continue Reading →

4 Netflix Originals You Haven’t Seen Yet

Well folks, the day has come. I have done it. I have signed up for my own Netflix free trial after years of bumming off my friend's family. I don't know how many others spend their Sunday nights combing through the... Continue Reading →

Black Swan (2010)

Not really a pop culture classic, but I definitely had my eye on this movie for awhile. It comes up every now and then in my classes, but from what I heard, Black Swan was right up my alley. Natalie Portman (who... Continue Reading →

SuperBad (2007)

What a blast from the past. Everyone looks so young in this movie. Also, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone may have graduated to the Oscar-worthy elite, but Michael Cera will forever hold a special place in my heart. Getting right to... Continue Reading →

Rushmore (1998)

Until yesterday, I had never seen a Wes Anderson film. I don't know much about the guy, other than he's a big fan of symmetrical shots. The things you learn at film school. Rushmore, I'm told, is one of his earlier... Continue Reading →

Zodiac (2007)

I haven't seen many David Fincher films. I often confuse him with David Lynch for no reason. I've seen Gone Girl and I've seen Seven, but I could stand to add more to the list. Zodiac, my source (aka my roommate) says, is Guillermo del... Continue Reading →

Lost in Translation (2003)

Well, I've never heard of this movie before, but I'm told by my roommate (and expert movie-guide) that it's one of the few Oscar nominations directed by a woman, so I suppose I should watch it. I have high expectations... Continue Reading →

An Incomplete Ranking of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Movies

In honor of the Oscars, I felt it was only right to share my feelings on this year's nominations. Too bad I only saw one of them. So new plan. Let's rank all of Leo DiCaprio's movies instead. This would... Continue Reading →

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