Favorite films

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Up
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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  • Lamb

    ★★★

  • Petite Maman

    ★★★★

  • Luzzu

    ★★★½

  • Between Two Worlds

    ★★

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  • Lamb

    Lamb

    ★★★

    I wish distributors would stop marketing non-horror films as horror. If Lamb is a horror film then it’s the least scary horror film I’ve ever seen. It’s swiftly accrued a reputation as one of the strangest and most divisive films of the year, and I think that has a lot to do with the fact it’s genre-labelled as a horror film, setting audiences up for disappointment. Even if they acclimatise themselves to what it really is, it still won’t be…

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★

    One of the most anticipated films of my year, Celine Sciamma‘s follow up to what may likely go down in history as her magnum opus (not to mention one of the most important films of the decade), Petite Maman is a much smaller and less challenging film than Portrait of a Lady on Fire, but little the worse for it. The film returns Sciamma to the subject of childhood, which she showed such a deft and uncondescending touch with in…

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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★

    When David Fincher's newest film, produced for Netflix, was announced, my initial response was reducible to the opinion that "Mank" was a fine contender for the worst title in recent memory. The nickname of silver age Hollywood screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, "Mank" is just a singularly and unaccountably hideous syllable. The film dramatises the life of the titular character (Gary Oldman) as he endeavours, under the patient assistance of his typist and nurse, to write the groundbreaking screenplay for Citizen Kane.…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

    When, back in 2018, Thanos snapped his fingers and made half the Avengers disappear, he made something else disappear too: my suspension of disbelief. From then on, the Avengers movies kind of lost me and I became unable to overlook the fact I was just watching a series of decisions made by corporate to maximize engagement, more than I was characters I cared about undergoing stories and arcs. Every movie post Infinity War has failed to really pull me back…