David Raposa

David Raposa

yeah, I'm thinking I'm back (to help myself remember movies I've watched by jotting down some notes)

Favorite films

  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Carol
  • Point Blank
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Recent activity

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  • Red Woods

  • Splinter

  • Wer

  • Malignant

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  • Red Woods

    Red Woods

    Sometimes you just want to watch a found-footage movie about a bunch of shithead YouTubers who like to mess around in abandoned houses and drop the occasional forced pop-culture reference. And sometimes, if you're (un)lucky, you encounter one such movie that features 3 hilarious back-to-back "monologues":

    - one delivered by a incel-presenting climate-change denialist about not paying taxes and fleecing the government via bogus grant applications (because the government also doesn't believe that the climate's fucked) (obviously)

    - one delivered…

  • Splinter

    Splinter

    Come for the generous helping of Shea Whigham, stay for the actual movie (which manages to offer a fair amount of suspenseful & gross action while also sidestepping any sort of contrived intra-survivor squabbling or excessive plot-abetting dumbassery).

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  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer

    ★★★★½

    As a pointed commentary on "modern living" (b/w some sly scuttlebutt about the gulf between haves and have-nots), as a sympathetic yet unflinching depiction of a man's misspent life, as an embodiment of his fractured delusions, as a cautionary tale about the poisonous allure of nostalgia, as a possibly accidental case of form mirroring function (cf. the mismatched cuts serving to reflect Merrill's addled state of mind), and most definitely as a testament to Burt Lancaster's ability to simultaneously embody virility and vulnerability, this film is 99.99.99% perfect.

  • A Most Wanted Man

    A Most Wanted Man

    ★★★★

    What Philip Seymour Hoffman says at the end of the film.

    Note to other movies: If you want to get on my good side, conflate political bureaucracy with brutalist architecture.