Ewan Munro

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Favorite films

  • Victims of Sin
  • Starstruck
  • La Chimera
  • Mr. Thank You

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  • Babysitter

    ★★★½

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★

  • Out of Sight

    ★★★★½

  • For You I Will Fight

    ★★★½

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  • Babysitter

    Babysitter

    ★★★½

    This is certainly a visually distinctive film: the first few minutes I felt like I might be overwhelmed by the choppy, deadpan style, which is aiming for satirical with a distanced sense of a retro aesthetic. The editing calms down a little and I found myself pulled more into this world of a dude who goes viral for being a sexist idiot while drunk, and wants to prove that he's trying to change, even while all his fellow men are…

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★

    I guess now I have my answer to which Coen brother's work I find more appealing. When they were making films together for so many years, there was a quality to them I never connected with, a sort of arch pop-cultural recycling that felt empty, but which was filled with some kind of soul by the time of their later collaborations (Hail, Caesar! is one I love, as is Inside Llewyn Davis). Well, this film by Ethan Coen is... well,…

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  • Urban Rashomon

    Urban Rashomon

    ★★★½

    It seems to me that a lot of photographer/director Khalik Allah's work is about the ethics of documenting poverty. In this short piece we see him capturing images of a street person called Frenchie, while the director reflects in voiceover about his borderline exploitative relationship with his subject. It's a film of beautiful images but also is very upfront about the ways in which representation is manipulation and exploitation, which is refreshing.

  • Vice

    Vice

    ★½

    In some ways, when I watch something like Vice (or indeed, writer/director Adam McKay's last film The Big Short), I think of David O. Russell's American Hustle or even the flashier Martin Scorsese of, say, Wolf of Wall Street, both of which films I broadly liked (although I'm cooling on the Russell over time). I think there's a lot of common ground, as comedic renderings of modern society in all its gaudiness and compromised politics, and perhaps there's a fine…