Stertz

I like movies about hiking, etc. 

Favorite films

  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me
  • Lamb
  • Happiness
  • Unrelated

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  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

  • Smoke

    ★★★★

  • Smoke Signals

    ★★★

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    This review is solely about the practicality of castrating cattle such as Phil did:

    So I did my own research on this one and, yes, he should have been wearing gloves— cattle nuts, especially those during the early-mid 20’s when veterinarian medicine was in its infantile stages (especially in regards to testicles), can carry over 750 different diseases in said testes. Also, the tensile strength of the spermatic cord of a mature steer (1,000-3,000lbs) is roughly 180 psi, meaning that…

  • Smoke

    Smoke

    ★★★★

    Never had much interest in Paul Auster as a writer but this has certainly piqued one— in both him and Wayne Wang. Also, Keitel was very good and Hurt redeemed himself a little, in my eyes, after that man-monkey-caveman thing in Altered States.

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    Paul Raci gives an incredible performance. 


    Truly what I’m looking for in a movie. A tribute to the recoup, rebuild, retire, and relearn. People in band are sheltered which means they aren’t so susceptible to the outside, which leads them to growth others can’t comprehend. It’s a mix of East and West Philo that resonates.


    Hearing the world through what is going on in his head is a huge part of the film, and not what most want to generally hear in a film as it can be off-putting — and that’s to shame!

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    A lot of world building needed to be done and I feel like they got the right director to do it. I’m very excited to see where they take it from here and suspect it will only get better.