Etan Weisfogel

Etan Weisfogel

I rate things when I feel like it, I don't when I don't.

Favorite films

  • Linda Linda Linda
  • Rangeela
  • Fat Choi Spirit
  • Ferny & Luca

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  • Peggy Sue Got Married

  • In Front of Your Face

  • Saint Jack

  • Nickelodeon

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  • Texasville

    Texasville

    ★★★★★

    It's a little silly to try to determine which of a director's films is their most personal—surely an artist can have many works which are personal to them in equal, if distinct, ways. Ultimately, what you're saying when you call a film so-and-so's most personal work is that it's their most personal film to you, to your conception of the filmmaker. It's the one that speaks the most to the relationship that you build with their work.

    So, Texasville is…

  • Original Cast Album: Company

    Original Cast Album: Company

    A few years ago I was talking with an older NY cinephile, who shall remain unnamed in case this story is embarrassing (it won't be too hard to identify him if you know him well). We were standing outside the Quad, which at the time was showing a number of 60s/70s pornographic films as part of a series called Erotic City. I asked if he was a fan of any of the directors being showcased (Metzger, Sarno, Wishman, etc.), and…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    I was thinking about the climax of this movie, mostly reminiscing about how hard it was for me to contain my laughter at old shriveled-up Palpatine hooked up to the mainframe or whatever's going on there, but I was also thinking about how many recent franchise films end with these inevitable battles between good personified and evil personified where the battle is carried out through these transfers of light and energy (the last Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, probably some others…

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★★

    Forget all the backhanded compliments, all the "despite its flaws," "say what you will about the dialogue," etc etc.... Just on a surface level, this is an incredibly enjoyable and effective (and affective) Hollywood blockbuster—I don't think a better one has been made since, Speed Racer excepted. Like the other prequels, this has a really precise three act structure, but Lucas perfects the pacing in this one: the momentum of the initial action on Coruscant is carried into the middle…