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Favorite films

  • The Lost Boys
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Before Sunset
  • The Nice Guys

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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★½

  • Feels Good Man

    ★★★★½

  • 300

    ★★★½

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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★

    So cute! Sets up a few interesting ideas for Volume III as well. The MCU should get away from making series, and focus more on these specials. Would love to see more lower tier characters introduced through that medium.

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★½

    I think I ultimately prefer Knives Out (the setting, mystery, cast, and emotional beats), but Glass Onion is nearly just as good. I truly hope we continue getting Benoit Blanc whodunnits for years to come.

    *seen at the Alamo Drafthouse during its one week theatrical release 

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  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

    What do you get when you mix:
    — a horribly miscast lead actor
    — two throwaway lines/moments (that must have been filmed near the end of the shoot) to explain why the lead actor says every other word in a different accent 
    — a script that’s too afraid to swing for the fences
    — a twist that neither makes sense, nor results in anything impactful, exciting, or haunting
    — an unimaginative ending that pulls what little punch it had 
    —…

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★★

    A gorgeous, sweeping, tale of two lonely & guarded people encountering one another by chance - and finding connection in their passion for storytelling, drive for knowledge, and longing to be loved. Getting to experience them take the time to nurture trust in each other, and ultimately choosing to take their two solitudes and turn them into one was so special. And this is all with the visual grandiosity of George Miller’s previous films. 

    This movie isn’t for everyone (which of his films are?), but some of the takes I’ve been reading are ROUGH. I really dug this one!