Favorite films

  • Grandview, U.S.A.
  • Montenegro
  • The Fossil
  • The Mistress of Atlantis

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  • Dillinger Is Dead


  • Welcome to L.A.


  • Battleship Potemkin


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  • Nobody's Hero

    Nobody's Hero


    In March 2003, I saw my first movie (Arsenic and Old Lace). This makes ten thousand. Around the age of six, my best friend was Oscar Dolan & he frequently would tell me that my name, reversed, spelled "Selim." I had just about forgotten that fact until seeing Viens je t'emmène, in which a character's name is Sélim. Movies preserve memory, & therefore invoke it -- whether that be personal, national, or cosmic memory. I do not remember all ten thousand movies…

  • The White Cat

    The White Cat


    Ouija boards, coke-induced hallucinations of being a cat, a protagonist who was born in a cemetery & has amnesia, a suicide pact, a false death certificate, negligéed dream sequences, temporary insanity, a ring engraved "Pax," use of fore/mid/background on a par with any painter; in a word, modern art. A revelation.

    Also, touches of assorted '30s-'40s Hitchcock; bringing to mind another Swedish film of the same year, Ingmar Bergman's This Can't Happen Here, which I've always found reminiscent of Saboteur.