Michael Ward

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Favorite films

  • Possession
  • American Honey
  • Akira
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

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  • Body Double

    ★★★★★

  • The Taste of Things

    ★★★½

  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★

  • Beware of a Holy Whore

    ★★★

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  • Maestro

    Maestro

    ★★★★

    In a few early episodes of Inside The Actor’s Studio during the audience questions section, Bradley Cooper at his most wide-eyed dorkiest eagerly asks questions in hopes of getting the secret to greatness. While he was a working actor for all of the 00s, most would agree he didn’t become a star until 2009’s The Hangover and arguably wasn’t taken seriously until 2012’s 1-2 punch of The Place Beyond The Pines and Silver Linings Playbook. After that first Oscar nomination,…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★½

    “whatever happened to 38 Special?
    Now it's Desert Eagles, government issue
    Probably the same one that killed Noriega
    Chips that power nuclear bombs power my Sega” -
    Jeru the Damaja

    Last summer the big blockbuster was Jordan Peele’s Nope. It was very flawed film and one so complicated (Convoluted?) that it never had a clear agreed upon analysis, which unfortunately stopped audiences from dissecting it openly like they did Get Out or Us. But the theme found most commonly in the…

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  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★★

    If only a current filmmaker could direct set pieces like De Palma at his peak. The mall scene is unreal and the kind of showing off that’s actually fun to watch. Melanie Griffith is so great in this film but Dennis Franz does the most with all of his small amount of screen time,

  • The Taste of Things

    The Taste of Things

    ★★★½

    In the French cinema civil war I guess I’m #TeamTTOT over Anatomy Of A Fall. I totally get the complaint that it feels like an outdated film (Miramax would’ve gotten this film an Oscar in the late 90s/early 00s no problem), but at least it did it well. I’m far from a foodie and don’t eat red meat/seafood so I wasn’t exactly dripping at the mouth watching this, but there’s no denying how sensual this film is with its food.…

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  • El Angel

    El Angel

    ★★★½

    TIFF 2018 #20


    It’s like if Xavier Dolan made a 70’s gangster film but was Latinx ...and talented.

  • Madame Satã

    Madame Satã

    ★★★★

    Karim Aïnouz really deserves more respect. Between this & Invisible Life, it’s clear he’s got a great eye for beautiful gritty films. Not to mention although both films are tragedies in ways, he at no point wants to make misery porn (Thank god!).