Favorite films

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Hoop Dreams
  • The Third Man
  • Life of Brian

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  • Carnival of Souls

    ★★★½

  • Encanto

    ★★★★

  • Far From the Tree

    ★★★

  • Lolita

    ★★½

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  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★½

    Proves my point that the largest budgets aren’t rewarded to those with the most talent as this should’ve positioned Harvey as a premier talent but alas. Mostly a fun haunted house type flick with the most obvious twist this side of the Atlantic but the location scout stepped up in a big way here, kudos to them. Only time an organ didn’t make me wanna fall asleep, thanks Catholic Church.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    Absolutely bangs through two acts, all jam after jam, suspiciously funny gag after gag, internal and visually propulsive musical numbers that rank among the best things Disney has done in its last two decades…then it dashes through act 3 so abruptly that it throws everything outta wack, brushing over some pretty gnarly knots in its narrative rope. Feels unjustly predictable that a film so energetic and bursting at the seams would end with an Oscar bait ballad and an acoustic “We’re All In This Together” closer. Eh, I’m still kinda high off the rush of a theatrical musical so I’m willing to be lenient.

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  • Battle for Terra

    Battle for Terra

    ★★

    Someday I am going to die. I do not know when that day will be or how it will occur, but on my deathbed I will remember many things: my family, my friends, my triumphs and failures. But for a brief fleeting moment, I will think of all the thousands of hours I will have poured into watching as many movies as I could before my flame inevitably goes out. And in that moment I can 1000% guarantee that Battle for Terra will not cross my mind.

  • The Conqueror

    The Conqueror

    Gods of Egypt: I cast Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton as Moses and Rameses, clearly I am the king of racial miscasting.
    Aloha: Bitch please, I cast Emma Stone for a Hawaiian-Chinese-Swedish character, checking off exactly zero boxes, so I'll take that crown, thank you.
    Prince of Persia: I literally have the nationality in my title and I cast two American actors. Step off, Aloha.
    21: Don't even "Persia." At least your characters were fictional, I replaced real Asian-Americans with…