Favorite films

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Interstellar
  • The Tree of Life
  • Big Fish

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  • Passing

    ★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • Young Frankenstein

    ★★★★

  • Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

    ★★★½

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  • I'm Your Woman

    I'm Your Woman

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful cinematography and vibrant colors throughout. Each character is thoughtfully crafted. An entirely different lens on the 70s crime/thriller genre that I really enjoyed.

  • The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring

    ★★★½

    While not distant, the film holds itself at a remove. Neither the kids, nor the celebrities are held up as aspirational. A chase for something that doesn't exist.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Despite the fact that this film spends so much of it's time in the air and on the sea while still feeling grounded as a movie is an achievement. The slow crawl of time, the focus on individuals caught up in a war, the expansive shots, all keep us both aware of the toils of war and the cost it takes on all.

    Nolan taking a step back from mind-bending, sci-fi, or futuristic themes plays really well here. His sense…

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★½

    Perspective, reality, truth. This is only my second Kiarostami film (I've also seen "Ten") but the way Kiarostami plays with the conventions of what we know and expect kept me on the edge of "Certified Copy." Things are never quite clear and we can never tell what is the original and what is the copy. William Shimell exposes proverbs and philosophy but does any of it really hold up? Is the reflection the actual truth or is what is directly…