Ben Borchardt

Watching movies is my main hobby/obsession. I tend to be a bit generous with my ratings, and my viewing habits are pretty random.

Favorite films

  • Suspiria
  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • Dragon Inn
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

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  • Koyaanisqatsi

    ★★★★½

  • Inland Empire

    ★★★★½

  • In Jackson Heights

    ★★★★½

  • High School

    ★★★★

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  • Bound for Glory

    Bound for Glory

    ★★★★½

    Captures all the nuances and the conflicted nature of it’s subject quite well. The setting is stunningly realized also. Great period detail and cinematography.

  • The Wrong Man

    The Wrong Man

    ★★★★½

    Hitchcock’s direction emphasizes every minute dehumanizing and traumatic indignity that this horrifying scenario could bring about. Poor Henry Fonda.

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  • Midnight Cowboy

    Midnight Cowboy

    ★★★★★

    Man, the fact that Dustin Hoffman was able to play both an innocent, naive college graduate and a rugged street-smart hustler over the course of just over two years, and totally knock both roles out of the park really speaks for just how much range the guy possesses. As for the movie, I just love how you really get the feeling that the warmth of Hoffman and Voight’s relationship is the only thing preventing the harsh, cold New York streets from chewing them up and spitting them out. The music and the ending really stood out as well.

  • Burial Ground

    Burial Ground

    ★★★★★

    This is pretty much just an Italian grindhouse version of Night of the Living Dead, and I’m totally cool with that. Featuring plenty of bloodshed, great pacing, and a really fucking creepy incestuos boy, this film offers more than enough to thouroughly satisfy my gore-craving mind.