Ellis Quinn

Ellis Quinn

Favorite films

  • Mommy
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Moonlight
  • Weekend

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  • The Iron Claw

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  • The Boy and the Heron

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  • Next Floor

  • Weekend

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  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

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    I very infamously cry at a lot of films, but I'm honestly surprised that I didn't even tear up at The Iron Claw, especially after all the things I heard about it.
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    The film's exploration of destructive toxic masculinity, perpetuated by emotionally abusive/manipulative parenting, was impactfully tragic and infuriating, but it never brought me to tears. It had a lot of tragedy, but no real gut-punches, personally. (Films like Moonlight explore the themes of toxic masculinity and vulnerability better/more…

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

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    Creative, bizzare, cute, funny and sometimes quite moving/existential, with some gorgeous and timeless animation. There are so many frames in this that could belong in an art gallery.
    It definitely feels like Hayao Miyazaki is metatextually confronting his mortality and his legacy with this film.
    My biggest problem with this is that I definitely struggled with the pacing at times. But that wasn't too much of an issue, because there was always something stunning to look at in every frame.

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  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

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    Probably one of the best screenplays ever written. A meta concept like this could so easily become pretentious or self indulgent, but Kaufman approaches it with a self-deprecating and satirical sense of humour. It's hilarious and intelligent.

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

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    Haunting, sickening and impactful. It created a knot in my stomach and just kept on tightening it.
    It pairs passive mundanity with unimaginable atrocities, where the true horror is always just out of sight.
    It's all pulled together with some chilling sound design and some strikingly clinical cinematography.