Frank Ritz

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Favorite films

  • Ed Wood
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives
  • Synecdoche, New York

Recent activity

  • I Walked with a Zombie


  • Dishonored


  • Minnie the Moocher


  • Lonesome


Pinned reviews

  • Better Living

    Better Living

    Hello people of Letterboxd,

    TL;DR here’s my new short film LINK, it’ll only be available for a limited time, email me at [email protected] if you want a response from me about it! And share it with folks if you enjoy it!

    Long rambling version; 

    My original plan has been holding this short until I had something to raise money for. It was written between August and November 2019, pre-production started February 2020, filmed at the end of July and beginning…

Recent reviews

  • Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo


    🥹 yes. Very good. 👍

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    Only Angels Have Wings


    God, this, Rio Bravo, and Big Sleep are so elite. Impossible to pick an actual favorite. This takes the cake for Hawks’ best directorial showcase, that much I know. Effortlessly leading us through deep personal histories, a plethora of contrasting emotions, basically structured through vignettes (opening landing is one of the all-time set pieces), and finds many ways to thread multiple distinct character arcs. Fascinating stuff that’s so lived in, and true to its characters psychologies, and bouncing us along to…

Popular reviews

  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66


    This shouldn't work. It should be deplorable, convoluted, annoying, and pretentious. It should make me feel sick, I should hate this, I should never want to look at Vincent Gallo, and I should wash this away from my life. But I just can't. It just works. It's magical really. Brilliant performances all around, wild stylistic choices, and a moving tale of a horrible protagonist (that you somehow feel bad for (sometimes)) slowly learning to accept, take responsibility, and love. What…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    2022 EDIT: have had this feeling towards this review (and others of its type I’ve written) for years at this point, and never thought to do this until now. While I do still vehemently hate this movie, I would never write a review like this, ever. This much time expunging negative energy towards anything can’t really be productive. But a crucial component of my whole idea towards my journey as an artist is to never shy away from the past…