Ben Gumbel

Ben Gumbel

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Sometimes I think I’m a genius, and I wish I could just fast-forward my life to the part where everyone knows it.

Favorite films

  • The Social Network
  • Frances Ha
  • The Fugitive
  • Rounders

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  • Chungking Express

    ★★★★

  • The Birds

    ★★★½

  • Bergman Island

    ★★★★

  • Scream

    ★★★★½

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  • The Birds

    The Birds

    ★★★½

    Still probably one my least favorite Hitchcock’s, though it’s hard not to respect the achievement. Watched this around age 7 on TCM in my grandparents basement during a family party and had never been more scared in my life. One of the early experiences that fueled my childhood fascination with the Master of Suspense.

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    ★★★★

    Brb, gonna go do a month-long Bergman binge. I will then begin writing my first screenplay. 

    Expect updates. 

    -Ben

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  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★

    Please do not ask me why I enjoyed this movie, because I genuinely have no answer.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★½

    I debated on whether or not to write about this, because most of the reviews I’ve seen from men are honestly embarrassing (looking at you, Variety). I kind of understand. Promising Young Woman asks you to take a long look in the mirror, something that frankly scares the living sh*t out of most people. 

    That being said, WOW, what a movie. The trailer sets you up to expect one thing. What you got was way smarter, funnier, more emotional and thought-provoking than…