Cody Dericks

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Favorite films

  • Spirited Away
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Porco Rosso

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  • Terminator Salvation

  • After Love

    ★★★½

  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★½

  • Beyond Utopia

    ★★½

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  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City

    ★★★★½

    Wes Anderson’s Our Town

    If this were his final feature, it would be a perfect endcap for his career. He uses the tenuous movie-of-a-play-within-a-movie structure to strip back and examine the purpose of fiction. And specifically, to marvel at its ability to speak to and move us, even when abstracted far away from reality. 

    He has his main character quite literally step out of his own story and places the film’s emotional climax outside (the only scene that really takes place…

  • The Polar Express

    The Polar Express

    ★★

    I really thought Tom Hanks was gonna toss that little girl off the fucking train

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  • Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation

    The whole movie is the color of dog shit on cement

  • After Love

    After Love

    ★★★½

    I love stories about people making accidental bonds

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  • Passages

    Passages

    ★★★★

    Ideal queer cinema in that it skips unnecessary conversations about identity and relationship status that would definitely make up most of this movie if it was made by (or about) straight people. Messy and complicated (and very sexy)

    I need every outfit Franz Rogowski wears

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    ★★★

    Fantasia's performance! 😃
    Danielle's performance! 😃
    Colman's performance! 😃
    Taraji's performance! 😃
    The direction...😔