Corey Atad

Corey Atad

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I like movies about war and horses.

Favorite films

  • The Apartment
  • I Can't Sleep
  • Little Man, What Now?
  • The Age of Innocence

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  • Moontide

  • Red Rocket

  • The Fly

  • The Black Cat

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  • Moontide

    Moontide

    Walked into this thinking it was new to me, only to realize I’d seen it during the Lupino retrospective a few years back, before I was logging films on Letterboxd. Just as well, cause it’s a lovely little noir. Sumptuous, with great performances from Gabin and Lupino. Mitchell is perfectly loathsome. And Claude Rains is such a joy in a surprisingly small but crucial part.

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    Equal parts hilarious and sinister.

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  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    Del Toro is a designer, but not a stylist. He’s a fantasist, but a literal minded one. A humanist whose mawkishness renders everything inhuman. He revels in the grotesque without meaning, and can conceive of no human folly apart from pure evil. Here he takes a fundamentally cynical story, and renders it cruel instead, an ugly joke, and for nothing.

    I’d said the original suffered by being directed by a hack, but at least that hack understood the story he was working with, if not quite how to render it with the most compelling atmosphere. Del Toro is no hack, but he might be worse.

  • Crash

    Crash

    The people who claim this is the worst Best Picture winner of all time are out of their damn minds.