Helena Fitzgerald

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Favorite films

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • Before Sunset
  • Lovers Rock
  • Opening Night

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  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • The Wicker Man

    ★★★★★

  • Wings of Desire

    ★★★★

  • Opening Night

    ★★★★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    Maybe the most I’ve ever been retroactively mad at myself for not seeing a movie in the theater in IMAX when I had the chance. Even on my home TV, though, this is staggeringly gorgeous. The visuals are breathtaking in scale and composition, every space frame a space painting. It doesn’t not look like a series of long form advertisements for a very high-end boutique hotel group, but, like, a way more interesting boutique hotel than most boutique-hotel-looking sci fi.…

  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    ★★★★★

    a movie about a man with a literally terminal case of Can’t Hang

    editing to add the thing I realized the next morning: also, this movie is— functionally, meaning-wise, plot-wise, structurally—the same movie as After Hours. Don’t try to hang if you can’t hang!

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  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★★

    it is a beautiful day in the vast and profound landscape of the unknowable mysteries between life and death and tenderness and atrocity out of which we make fairy tales and mythologies in order to render them bearable to ourselves and to the generations that inherit the world after us, and you are a horrible goose.

    (this was transcendently beautiful and I need to see it several more times, at which point I’ll maybe have something halfway coherent to say about it. can’t believe I get to be alive at the same time as Hayao Miyazaki)

  • Saltburn

    Saltburn

    brideshead revisited snyder cut

    (I hated this movie more than I hate several actual people who’ve done me actual wrong in my actual life. the star is for the the production design, the handful of genuinely gorgeous— if tumblr-obvious— shots, and the movie Rosamund Pike and Richard E. Grant could have been in if it were written and directed by somebody else. anyway, this sure is the movie a rich person makes about a poor person; if it had been…

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