Frank Ritz

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Favorite films

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

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  • I Walked with a Zombie

    ★★★½

  • Dishonored

    ★★

  • Minnie the Moocher

    ★★★

  • Lonesome

    ★★★★½

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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

    ½

    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…