Favorite films

  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • La Jetée
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Intruder

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  • Saint Omer

    ★★★★

  • EO

  • Crossfire

    ★★★½

  • My Son John

    ★★

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  • EO

    EO

    Good boy

  • Vengeance Is Mine

    Vengeance Is Mine

    ★★★★½

    A story that unfolds in the two hours between two sustained, unsettling close-ups, both of Brooke Adams as her character, Jo, is flying as far as possible from where her life is taking place in that moment. If one measure of a good movie is that you can't possibly predict where it's going to go next, Vengeance is Mine scrambles our scene-to-scene expectations about as thoroughly as any "straight" drama of the period I can remember; the scenes and exchanges…

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’ve been trying to put my finger on what bugs me so much about this movie, and sometimes I think it’s as simple as recognizing how hard its director - the very savvy and impressively successful Julia Ducornau - is *trying* to bug me: me, you, and everyone we know, and because Titane won the Palme, everyone you know is going to see it and be obliged to have an opinion on its self-consciously provocative contents, and maybe also on…

  • Smile

    Smile

    “She’s going to smile” - kid at screening