Mark Asch

I could never take the place of your man.

Favorite films

  • News from Home
  • It's Always Fair Weather
  • Dust in the Wind
  • Miami Vice

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  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★

    Gambling as the Western myth of America as the open road and the promise of reinvention—just drive and drive until you’re someone new—vs gambling as the latter-day Western reality of tribal gaming licenses: 

    “Washa Casino, what kinda name is that?”
    “It’s indigenous.”
    “Then where’s all the Indian shit?”

    Where indeed? America’s got debts no honest man can pay. Paul Schrader’s guilt-ridden men in rooms—Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle; semi-reformed druggie John LeTour; Toller; Tell—live monastic existences but keep diaries in which they…

  • The Comfort of Strangers

    The Comfort of Strangers

    ★★★★½

    as with all top-tier Schrader, if you told me this movie was directed by a virgin, i would believe you