“Portrait of a Bullshit Artist as a Young Man.” Everybody loves this movie but me. I thought it slightly-better-than-OK. The performances were good and some of the sequences nice and tense, but it just didnt hit me too much on a gut level. I recommend it for people who used to read Inside.com. PS I am now officially suffering from Chloe Sevigny...Read More
What struck my in 94, and hit me again this time, is just how inspiring this movie is. This is as loving a portrait of and individual fighting the Man as any Jack Nicholson picture from the 70s. But heres whats amazing: it does not totally reject taking cheap shots at Woods lack-of-professionalism and transvestism. It is a funny, moving, exciting and left Ann and I filled with that warm glow only the best of movies leave you with. You dont have tove seen Woods pictures to love this movie, but it helps. “Lets shoot this...Read More
Jackie Mason’s Laughing Room Only is the worst disaster on broadway since The Look of Love. His act is the same since the mid-80s. Literally. I could say some of the jokes with him. The dance numbers were sub-Carnival Cruiseline. I agree with the theory can one can mock his own culture; the Jewish jokes were welcome, the Puerto Rican and Indian jokes made me cringe. Garrett and I left at intermission. We did not pay for the tickets. Mason used to be...Read More
Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.