Howard

Howard Pro

Favorite films

  • Fanny and Alexander
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Tree of Life
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Orion and the Dark

    ★★½

  • Anyone But You

    ★½

  • Coup de Chance

    ★½

  • Wonka

    ★★½

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  • Coup de Chance

    Coup de Chance

    ★½

    First, let me say that it's an intellectual and moral deficiency to dismiss a work of art based on the perceived moral failings of the artist.

    Now that that's out of the way and I'm clearly not trashing Coup de Chance as an act of virtue posturing, here's why Coup de Chance, like all of Allen's output post-Blue Jasmine, fails: Allen has given up on people, his nihilism has consumed his anthropology. He's always been nihilistic, that's part of what…

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★½

    Haneke is the classical performer, delivering a technically precise, formal piece, but under the surface secretly trying to twist my buttons, hoping I'll snap. I honestly hate his movies, but man do I respect them. No one else puts out such well-bagged garbage.

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  • EO

    EO

    "It's not even a fucking horse."

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★★

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul uses cinema to communicate unlike any other auteur. Every time I watch one of his films (which were elusive even prior to Memoria's inane release strategy), I find myself wondering both how he does it and why I bother to watch anything else.

    Memoria is AW's "2001" or "Tree of Life," but in his own unmatched and enigmatic voice. I don't believe it's literally about aliens, but if you want to interpret the entire film in light of…

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