Favorite films

  • City of God
  • Parasite
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Blue Velvet

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  • Rookie of the Year

    ★★★½

  • Columbus

    ★★★★

  • Fight Club

    ★★★★½

  • Candyman

    ★★★★½

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  • Rookie of the Year

    Rookie of the Year

    ★★★½

    When I was a kid, this movie was simply known as "Pitcher's Got a Big Butt." (As in 'Hey dad! Can we rent Pitcher's Got a Big Butt at Blockbuster?')

    Also, Amy Morton is a top 5 film mom. Her performance makes me cry every time.

    Final note. The score is sneaky great. Bill Conti was my college commencement speaker.

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★

    Despite being slow and a bit melodramtic at times, this is a gorgeous film. The shots are incredible... mimicking the architecture it depicts. The scene with John Cho and Parker Posey shot only through mirrors was brilliant. The plot followed the architecture too- asymmetrical and "subtle."

    The parent relationships also struck a chord with this adult child of alcoholics.

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★½

    This was probably my first watch in 10+ years and while it didn't captivate me in the same way it did when I was 17, it captivated me in other ways, showing how layered it is. What I once saw as a movie with cool fights, twisted humor, and interesting people on the fringes of society is now that AND an expose about late capitalism creating a toxically masculine, narcissistic, psychopathic, occultish radicalism in men stripped of their humanity by…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★½

    Reviews are evidently mixed but I thought it was fantastic. Well directed, visually striking, and super poignant commentary about generational trauma