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Movies My Dad Loved, Sometimes Inexplicably, Always Unpredictably

30 films

You really just never knew what he might call me up to rave about.

  • La Flor
  • Uncut Gems
  • The Irishman
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Joker

The Best Films of 2019

10 films

New York theatrical premiere dates, as usual.

  • The Invitation
  • Unfriended
  • Sinister
  • Detention
  • Halloween II

Notes Toward a Horror Canon

50 films

spoopy season

  • Rocketman
  • Rio 2
  • Little
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • A Star Is Born
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Monrovia, Indiana
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • The Day After

The Best Films of 2018

10 films

My favourite features of 2018, based on New York City theatrical release dates.

  • La Flor
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Goodbye to Language

Notes Toward a Personal Canon

110 films

essential cinema // one per year

composed on a layover in an airport in berlin

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • Song to Song
  • Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

The Best Films of 2017

10 films

My favourite films of 2017, based on New York City theatrical release dates (with one self-explanatory exception).