mitch f. anderson

mitch f. anderson

Favorite films

  • The General
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • Bottoms

  • Affliction

  • Snow

  • The War Between Men and Women

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  • Bottoms

    Bottoms

    pure delight, unafraid to wear its heart and absurdity on both sleeves and committed to its tone and approach (Wet Hot American Summer directly name-dropped during the Q&A). heartwarming that this has permeated to the place in culture where two folks behind me clearly knew it line-for-line, watching this with a good crowd is the only way to go

    post-screening Q&A with Emma Seligman, Rachel Sennott, Havana Rose Liu, Maria Rusche, Alison Small, and Eunice Jera Lee, moderated by the two best in the game doing it Caitlin Durante & Jamie Loftus

  • Affliction

    Affliction

    absolutely harrowing, its constructed whodunit plotting gradually blowing away to reveal one of the most grimly executed visions of Schrader's psychological bread and butter at its core, coupled with an intrinsic underlying understanding of how the cold and isolation morphs the people it surrounds (you can take the Michigander out of Michigan but you can never take the Michigan out of the Michigander; swear I've been in all these kitchens and offices). Coburn one of the most acidic and venomous…

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  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    Sofia honing her Girlies in Rooms mode to maybe its purest form yet, framing Priscilla Presley's life in Graceland through its largely ""unimportant"" moments as a slow, plush, beautiful freefall through the waxing and waning career of the man she loves, as his love for her and power over her waxes and wanes with it, literally framed in her signature tableaus and acted to perfection (kept mentally placing it somewhere between Jeanne Dielman and I Am Easy to Find). Spaeny…

  • Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall confirms the golden age of animated series we're in right now. It doesn't hold the cynicism and existential bleakness of current animated hit shows, but it does share with them an underlying melancholy, and a coherent, well-built universe that only feels like it's being made up on the spot (and it also bests their animation styles - if this wasn't hand-drawn, they definitely fooled me). Universally fantastic voice acting, and a true sense of scale. It's only 100 minutes total, but it has the progression and scope of a novel. Basically perfect.