Conner Wilson

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Inconsistent is my middle name

Favorite films

  • O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization
  • High Plains Drifter
  • Cure
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

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  • The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

  • Star Wars

    ★★★★★

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★½

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

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  • Far Cry

    Far Cry

    There’s a relentlessly funny stretch of this movie, starting around the time the comic relief character Emilio exclaims “Holy tomato!” and ending when Anthony Bourdain gets gunned-down by an army of Quan Chis.

    In that fleeting moment, I gazed into the Stygian abyss of Uwe Boll’s mind… and I think I saw it staring back at me.

  • Fear Is the Key

    Fear Is the Key

    ★★★★½

    All you need to know is that a movie called Fear is the Key is in the Criterion channel’s “70s Car Movies” collection. Like everyone says, if you haven’t read the synopsis, don’t. Gripping.

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  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars: Episode V
    The Empire Strikes Back

    Story: 10/10

    Makes original recipe Star Wars look like it has the emotional complexity of Green Eggs & Ham, and I love original recipe Star Wars

    Cinematography: 10/10

    What a glow-up. Excellent work. This is a real Wrath of Khan situation where the camera’s dynamism slaps you in the face within the first two seconds. Painterly, dramatic, excellent. One of the best looking blockbusters ever.

    Lightsaber fights: 9/10

    Gorgeous and intense, full of character,…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars: Episode IV:
    A New Hope

    Story: 8/10
    The story of original recipe Star Wars isn’t usually considered its crowning jewel, but upon another rewatch I think it wound up as a surprisingly elegant distillation of a million crazy ideas. Sure, it’s very simple and has a lot of conveniences and quirks (The people who raised me just died! Okay, let’s go. My whole planet exploded! Moving on.), but it nails everything a kids/family adventure movie needs to nail:…

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  • Grey Gardens

    Grey Gardens

    ★★★★½

    Movies you can smell

  • Remember the Titans

    Remember the Titans

    ★★★

    They call it the locker room because that’s where you lock lips with your homies 😳😳😳