Collier White

When was the last great film made?

Favorite films

  • Lake Mungo
  • The Forgotten Colours of Dreams
  • Eyes of Fire
  • River's Edge

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  • Separation

  • A Warning to the Curious

  • Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story

  • Whistle and I'll Come to You

    ★★★★★

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  • Separation

    Separation

    A succinct vignette that takes the characters to a predictable ending with an ironic but - refreshingly for the genre - tender observation about the end of a union.

  • A Warning to the Curious

    A Warning to the Curious

    It doesn’t get much better than this for this grim old codger. There’s nothing about this that isn’t predictable or rote for the modern audience, but it’s slow and steady atmosphere only increases a sense of dread. Whether it looked this way when first broadcast, I don’t know, but the YouTube rip I watched had an eerie flatness to it, making the characters stand out and removing depth of field. Joined with a vignette effect that sometimes obscures the most…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★

    I was so stoned, I thought Kevin Bacon was talking to me in a secret code. Still not good.

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    At its best, the original text, the novel It, released when I was 12, was Stephen King’s goopy gesamtkunstwerk. And I mean the word “goopy” thoroughly. It was a heavily annotated journal, completely full of the excesses and accidents of the Baby Boomers, the things that scared them and the things they imagined might save us. 

    But It was always frustratingly vague, and its intentions were scattered. With all the self-importance of a generational warning, IT is ultimately so self-absorbed…