Dara K. Marzipan

a bear wanders into a movie theater. february favorites: the last four films to blow me away.

Favorite films

  • Loving Vincent
  • One Hundred and One Nights
  • There's No End
  • Dersu Uzala

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  • Boeing's Fatal Flaw

  • Air Force One

  • Ran

  • Project X

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  • Loving Vincent

    Loving Vincent

    I went and saw this movie with my now best friend the very first day I set foot in the Pacific Northwest. Watching it again five years and one month later, I feel I have closed an important loop. I really live here now; I've established a little life for myself here, and in doing so set the stage for a long and quiet confrontation with my demons that, unbelievably, seems like it may soon turn in my favor.

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  • Boeing's Fatal Flaw

    Boeing's Fatal Flaw

    The sunsetting of the 747 has been in the news lately, so it seemed like a good time to watch this overview of what happened with the 737 MAX. Corporate callousness and greed are so commonplace in modern life as to border on cliché, but a story like this still stuns me speechless.

  • Air Force One

    Air Force One

    Childhood favorite featuring William H. Macy as Chewbacca. Just enough time has passed to laugh at how politically turgid it is.

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  • Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting

    It's not your fault.
    It's not your fault.
    It's not your fault.
    It's not your fault. (I get misty about here)
    It's not your fault.
    It's not your fault.
    It's not your fault. (Damon lasts this long)
    It's not your fault.
    It's not your fault.
    It's not your fault. (The eagle has landed)

  • Maurice

    Maurice

    Hugh Grant closing his bedroom window will linger in my mind as a burning image of heartache and regret. The closet kills you any way it can.