Rob

Former film journo. Co-host of The Auteur Limits.

Favorite films

  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Seven Samurai
  • Barry Lyndon

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  • Bad Timing

    ★★½

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    ★★★½

  • The Sweet Hereafter

    ★★★

  • Exotica

    ★★½

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  • Bad Timing

    Bad Timing

    ★★½

    Anyone who doubted Art Garfunkel could be sexy hasn't seen the album cover for Fate for Breakfast.

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    ★★★½

    Mizoguchi is pretty great when it comes to tracking shots, impressively assembled sets and establishing a visceral sense of place. I wasn't so moved by the story and the emotional content of his films often seems overwrought.

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  • A Timeless Call

    A Timeless Call

    ★★

    The USA's unwavering, uniquely bipartisan, and unquestioning worship of its military is bizarre and frightening.

    At his most manipulative and morally certain, Spielberg will make the best propaganda when WWIII comes.

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

    Bad in a specific type of way where it wouldn't surprise me if people re-evaluated it 20 years from now and said it was a misunderstood masterpiece.