Favorite films

  • All That Jazz
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Possession

    ★★★★

  • Shaun of the Dead

    ★★★½

  • The Shining

    ★★★★★

  • Death Becomes Her

    ★★★½

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    films are always better after lining up for three hours to rush it at a film festival. still good, but not a 4.5. benoit blanc singing sondheim is an added half star itself, but the “Hugh did this” line reveal and the knife thing almost make this go down a half star. almost. HOWEVER, I can’t help but thing that this would’ve been better if frank oz played yoda and miss piggy in this instead. can you imagine if they…

  • Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice

    ★★★★½

    Oh man, I forgot how great this film was. And seeing it on 35mm was an extra bonus treat!

    I hadn’t seen this in full in SO long, but I’m so glad I went tonight. And the programmer who chose this as part of the In Praise of Catherine O’Hara series was so passionate about her performance in the pre-movie talk, that she just shone like she never did before in this screening. 

    Watching this, I realized how awesome my…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★

    TIFF21. 

    Oh, worm? The Lynch film is better. There are no stakes to anything, the dialogue is awful, and it is so long and boring. Oh, and Hans Zimmer’s BWAAAAHs are back. 

    And that’s the end of TIFF21. Back to my regular programming.

  • The Humans

    The Humans

    ★★★★★

    TIFF21. 

    My favourite of the festival so far. The fact that this is Karam’s début feature is unbelievable, but the biggest surprise of this film for me was Amy Schumer’s fantastic performance, in which she absolutely held her own against five actors at the top of their game. Any film with music by Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Caroline Shaw is already catering to me, but this may be one of the best films I’ve seen in my three years at the festival.