Favorite films

  • Before Sunset
  • Hunger
  • A Swedish Love Story
  • Two for the Road

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  • Miller's Crossing

    ★★★½

  • Finch

  • Mangrove

  • On the Town

    ★★★½

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  • The Deep

    The Deep

    Early in the movie, Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset are captured by bad guys and the plot requires they are quickly searched for a missing bottle we know they don't have.

    Screen time devoted to searching Nolte: 13 seconds
    Screen time devoted to strip searching Bisset: 2 minutes 18 seconds

  • On Golden Pond

    On Golden Pond

    ★★★★

    This is the whole reason to have movie stars. I saw this in high school and liked it then, able to appreciate the god-tier acting. But now, with a couple more decades of memories and experiences with Henry and Kate, I appreciate it even more bringing all that shared history to the table. To see these strangers we go through life thinking of as lovers or parents or friends or simply immortal beings, be old and frail and still so larger than life. It's beautiful. They are immortal.

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    It's a shame that almost everyone is gonna watch this on Netflix because about an hour into my 2pm showtime today, an old man walked in, stood at the front and watched a solid 90 seconds of Cumberbatch castrating a cow before turning to all of us and loudly asking, "This not the Gucci movie?" And I think Jane Campion wouldn't have it any other way.

  • The Lives of Others

    The Lives of Others

    ★★

    True story:

    When this film first came out, I was in a long distance relationship and we decided to see showings of it at the same time in our separate cities as a "movie date" and call each other after to talk. I hated the film so much, I walked out after 40 minutes and patiently waited another two before calling. When I did, my girlfriend answered the phone sobbing, having been completely emotionally shattered by it. In fact, she…