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Favorite films

  • Possession
  • Hard Boiled
  • Mirror
  • Dazed and Confused

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  • Several Friends

    ★★★½

  • Forbidden Joy

    ★★★½

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★

  • Porco Rosso

    ★★★★

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  • Several Friends

    Several Friends

    ★★★½

    Felt like a rough draft of Killer of Sheep: virtually plotless with shades of neorealism, filled with interesting visual and musical choices, much rougher around the edges with overlapping improvised dialogue.

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★

    Had to drive an hour to go to a baby shower so I only got to see the first 40 minutes of this but what I saw of the print looked pretty great. Honestly would have stayed for this entire triple feature otherwise. [35mm @ Egyptian]

    This screening had a few little kids talking during the film 😵‍💫, if they can’t sit still for a movie and pay attention they might be too young for the theaters, or idk take them to AMC

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  • Lenny Cooke

    Lenny Cooke

    ★★★½

    The first portion of this movie plays like a very good, if unspectacular, installment of the 30 for 30 series. The footage is presented really well and the subject matter itself is compelling. Also, it's great to see early footage of players like Lebron, Melo, Wade et al performing at the same level as Cooke. Big Hoop Dreams vibes.

    The final third or so of the film--the footage that the Safdies filmed themselves--is pretty incredible. It's like this really sad,…

  • Fighting in the Age of Loneliness

    Fighting in the Age of Loneliness

    ★★★★

    Your home belongs to the bank, your gas tank is lining the pockets of those who had more to do with 9/11 than the country your brother just died fighting in, and you’re told the economy is in high gear even though your paycheck is buying less and less. 

    But what you just saw in the cage was unambiguous. One person hit another, and the other fell. Nothing about it lied to you.

    The most poignant, most well-written documentary of 2018 was a—*checks notes*—five part MMA docuseries on YouTube produced by SBNation??


    8.75