Favorite films

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Something Wild
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Panelstory or Birth of a Community

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  • Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake

  • Faithful Departed

  • Ulys

  • Ulysses

    ★★★★

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  • Prime Cut

    Prime Cut

    I wonder if the line “My family were Americans while yours were still picking bugs out of Irish potatoes” is a reference to the Benjamin Disraeli quote “…when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon."

  • A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★★

    a cheeky li’ol romp with the boys and paul’s conniving irish republican grandfather

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  • No One Will Play with Me

    No One Will Play with Me

    ★★★★½

    that boy you said smells like popcorn? he’s taking care of his ailing mother AND a crow at home.

  • Please Vote for Me

    Please Vote for Me

    ★★★★★

    This wonderful documentary — about a contentious election for Class Monitor at an elementary school in Wuhan, China — contains more insight into the democratic process and political ambition than Robert Caro’s entire four-part biography of Lyndon Johnson.