Favorite films

  • PlayTime
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Pickup on South Street

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  • The Principal

  • Top Gun

  • Memoria

  • In Front of Your Face

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  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    An almost empty Universal screening room, Michael Bay turns back and looks at the bewildered executives sitting behind him.  

    He says, with the littlest of all stinkers voices (and a la Happy Gilmore if we’re being totally honest):

    “Mikey learned how to drone…uh oh!”

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    Little mother. Little movie. Loved it.

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  • Art and Craft

    Art and Craft

    ★★★

    Generally effective and worth it for the superhero/super villain relationship between Mr. Landis and Mr. Leninger (even if Landis is completely unaware of any such relationship). There's also a wonderfully sustained sequence at Mr. Landis' first gallery opening where he wanders around his own show and makes nearly every living soul in the room have an awkward interaction with him.

    Yet the movie feels like half a story as if the filmmakers weren't up to examining the full implications of…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    This is damn fine. Fuck the quibbles, these apes got to me more than any other summer movie in recent memory.