Chris House

My four favorite films are my four most recent 5-star ratings.

Favorite films

  • Titane
  • A Short Film About Love
  • A Short Film About Killing
  • Cure

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  • The Social Network

    ★★★★★

  • The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★

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  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    Proves that a great movie can be made on just about any subject as long as it's put in the right hands. Everything works. The score, the editing, the structure, the acting, the cinematography. Story-wise this is the kind of thing that would feel at home as a made-for-TV movie on TNT, but no. Here all the talents combine to elevate this to greatness.

  • The Squid and the Whale

    The Squid and the Whale

    ★★★★½

    An accurate depiction of how divorce fucks up kids.

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  • The Seafarers

    The Seafarers

    I found it difficult to sit through a 28-minute piece of propaganda on a subject I don't care about in the slightest. I only got through it by repeating to myself, "Kubrick made this... Kubrick made this..." As I watched, I did my best to spot anything "Kubrick" about it. It was well shot, kind of. The subjects were always in frame and there were a couple competent tracking shots. But the truth is there's just no reason to watch this other than to be able to say "I've seen every Kubrick film."

  • The Haunted Castle

    The Haunted Castle

    ★★★

    There's some confusion about this film. Georges Méliès made two films whose titles are often translated as The Haunted Castle. The first was in 1896 and can be seen here. The second was made in 1897 (which this Letterboxd entry is for) and can be seen here.