Favorite films

  • War and Peace
  • Face/Off
  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • Night and the City

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  • Pierrot le Fou

    ★★½

  • Yojimbo

    ★★★

  • Annette

    ★★★★

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★½

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    "That's history right there."

    DAMN FUCKIN RIGHT IT IS

    If Good Time was the inescapable poverty-ridden downward spiral then Uncut Gems is the self-inflicted mortal coil. One that entraps family until they not only have the common sense to disregard blood-ties and leave the burden aside to the sole cause, but also increase it to avoid any association.

    A bumblingly revelatory Adam Sandler grounds Howard Ratner’s scathingly comic full-throttle lust of addiction. Convincingly portraying an inability to secure the substantial…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “Quite an experience to live in fear isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

    With Denis Villeneuve’s sequel Blade Runner: 2049 coming up, it never felt more an appropriate time to revisit the special gem that is the Final Cut version of the 1982 classic Blade Runner. A landmark of the science-fiction genre and the film that gave birth to cyberpunk, Blade Runner’s influence is colossal and its ideas feel more relevant now than ever. I was…

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  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★

    considering that this is written by one of my favorite bands of all time, it’s fair to say this was pretty tailor-made for me, but even then it’s so magical to see how Sparks’ infectious spirit translates into celluloid; clearly brought together by a director who channels it so well formally and adds flourishes of his own too

    Annette is a tragicomedy of a fever dream that’s so blatantly on the nose with its satire yet holds itself together bizarrely well;…

  • Grease XXX: A Parody

    Grease XXX: A Parody

    ★★★★★

    “No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.”

    - Ingmar Bergman

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  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher...but above all I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man just like you."

    It’s been a while since I’ve been tempted to write a long spoiler review for a film I truly love with all my heart. Well, after rewatching The Master, I’m happy to say that feeling is back and a long spoiler review has been written.

    War harms the very best of us. It strips us…

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    [This review isn't great, but I like to think of it as a time capsule of my feelings back then]

    "Gentlemen of the court, there are times that I'm ashamed to be a member of the human race and this is one such occasion."

    As soon as this film ended and as soon as I wiped away the tears, I sat there astonished. There are not many films that are able to do that but Paths of Glory absolutely did.…