rockmarooned
Jesse Hassenger
rockmarooned
Contributor, The A.V. Club. I also write fiction, edit textbooks, and help run SportsAlcohol.com, a pop culture blog and podcast. Star Wars prequels forever!
Jan 20
144

I think the kids locked in cages and the people who lost family to Covid found it pretty fucking meaningful. He also undermined our elections and attempted to overthrow the government, which to quote Joe Biden is “A Big Fucking Deal”. I could go on but I’m sick of the fucker. Do not minimize the fucker, shit was not Read more

Jan 5
1

Nope, fair enough. I know what you mean about being abstract, but I like the unusual structure (the character who you might describe as the action hero of the piece only turning up towards the end and in small doses etc) and feel of the film. Also, it’s one of the last things I saw before the UK lockdown! Read more

Dec 28
5

The best one emphasizes character over plot: Missy does not reveal a long-dormant superpower of her own, and is selected to lead the group anyway” Read more

Dec 23
2

I never watched HIMYM but Donna’s reviews of Breaking Bad (and now Better Call Saul) and Newsradio are the best in the field. 

Dec 17
2

So, I’m not sure if the methodology is different here than it was in the other lists, but if it’s the same (ie, in a Top 15 list, #1 gets 15pts, #2 gets 14pts, and so forth), then the final list appears to be out of order. Using that methodology, films #1-7 are in the correct order, and then the rest of the top 40 Read more

Dec 17
19

Laughing at the first two photos here, which tell a story of Elizabeth Moss being arrested for violating a park’s no-smoking ordinance.

Dec 17
5

i liked fatman but i loved first cow. i actually don’t think there was anything pretentious about first cow at all, it was a pretty quiet, uncomplicated movie about soft men in hard times.

Dec 13
1

Yeah, I think you’re right. My assessment of her being underused was based on the strength of her impressions from before she started on SNL, but looking back at those, they may just not gel with SNL’s style and format. Read more

Dec 10
14

Damn, if the AV Club had not decided to cancel their “Worst Movies of the Year” list, this sounds like it would have been a shoo-in. At least it can be added to the best of list of IV’s eviscerations-disguised-as-reviews. So many great lines, but my favorite was Read more

Dec 9
5

Take your browser window off of full screen and narrow it a bit. It’ll switch to mobile view and you can just scroll through all of it without slideshow. 

Dec 9
2

idk, we’re transported into this moment in time, it would have taken away from the magic if we spent all this time developing their relationship.