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Favorite films

  • About Time
  • Leave No Trace
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

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  • Joyride

    ★★½

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

  • She Said

    ★★★★½

  • What's Love Got to Do with It?

    ★★½

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  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

    ★★★½

    I only allow myself to log Star Wars movies if I stay awake all the way through. *pats self on back*

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    ★★★★½

    First Christmas movie of the season. Both the World Trade Center scene and the Donald Trump cameo make this a weirdly historic movie — a film that now carries foreboding that we couldn’t have predicted when watching as kids. Weird.

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  • Ordinary People

    Ordinary People

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been slowly working my way through a long list of Taika Waititi’s favourite movies that I once read in an interview and gradually trying to watch more (all?) films that Robert Redford has had a hand in, either as actor or director. This ticked both boxes and did not disappoint. 

    It’s raw and sad and tense and focuses on emotional development rather than a lot of plot-point action, and all the other things that make most folks disappointed if they heed…

  • Alabama Snake

    Alabama Snake

    ★★★

    Ever since reading Dennis Covington’s fantastic Salvation on Sand Mountain several years ago, I’ve been enthralled by glimpses into the lives of Appalachian folks who practice literal interpretation of Mark 16:17-18. This documentary focuses on one specific murder case — in Clue terms, it was (allegedly) the pastor in the shed with a 5ft diamondback rattlesnake — but beneath the eerie dramatics of the incident itself is a more general spiritual questioning: How much weight do we give rebirth through baptism and…

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