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Favorite films

  • The Son
  • The Lobster
  • The Fiancés
  • Michael Clayton

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  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    ★★★★

  • Le Mans

    ★★★

  • Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★½

  • Sundays and Cybele

    ★★★★

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  • Mon Oncle

    Mon Oncle

    ★★★

    from Africa to America

    Academy Award Winner for Best International Feature Film: 1958

    This movie brought somewhat of a smile to my face. But not enough to change the rating or my opinion on the film itself.

    Tati’s humor is described as slapstick in some circles, But it’s mild in my opinion. Besides, Keaton, Lloyd, and Chaplin have the sole claim to that title.

    What Tati excelled at was his social observations. I still found Mon Oncle relevant despite the…

  • The Given Word

    The Given Word

    ★★★★

    A Catholic priest and a parishioner are engaged in a conversation. The man, a poor landowner from a distant village, tells the priest about a promise that he’s made after his prayers to save his best friend, Nicolau, are answered. His journey to the church of Saint Barbara, is a long one, made even more so by the cross that he has chosen to bear.  A physical cross, mind you, which is driven home in the opening scenes that chart his…

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  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★

    I’ve been wanting to jot down something about this film for a minute now. And I’m pretty sure that this film's been covered from about every angle imaginable. So let me try approaching it from this angle. Let’s talk about my pity for Sal.

    When I mention a pity for Sal, I’m not referring to pity for the man himself. I’m referring to his desire to cling to whiteness, the construction of it, and the burden it places on black…

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★

    Who is this film for? And what is it looking to accomplish? 

    These are the two questions that have been swirling around in my mind almost a week later after watching Green Book, Peter Farrelly's racial road movie about the classically trained pianist Don Shirley, Tony "Lip" Vallenlonga, and their 1960's journey through the deep south. I know the answer to both questions, but I don't think Peter knows and I don't think that co-writer Nick Vallenlonga knows either. But…