Mike Mekus

Mike Mekus

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Actor. Writer. Fan of sports, movies, and hip-hop. Check out my blog! Mikemekus.blog

Favorite films

  • Annie Hall
  • The Graduate
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • The Social Network

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  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

  • Airplane!

    ★★★★

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★★

  • The Warriors

    ★★★★

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  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★★★

    Second time watching this movie since the pandemic started last March. Last time I loved it but thought it was a 4.5/5 that was closer to a 4/5 than a 5/5, but I was wrong! It’s a 5/5 film, folks! 

    This is perfect. On both occasions, the ending left me weepy and crying pretty heavily. Kerris Dorsey singing “The Show” is one of the more beautiful moments in film that I can ever recall. 

    Brad Pitt is also one of…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★★

    This is the best Marty film ever made. At 70-years-old, he came out and made the masterwork of his career. Three hours has never felt quicker than it does here.

    This is the one we’re gonna remember Leo for, thirty years from now. We’re not gonna give a fuck that he was Howard Hughes or that he won an Oscar for putting himself through anguish... we’ll remember him for this one (and OUaTiH, to be fair). We’ll remember him delivering…

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    One of the best films of the year and one of the two best films of Wes Anderson’s career. I’ve always said Wes has yet to make that 5/5 masterpiece but TENENBAUMS and this are the closest he gets. A delightful viewing experience that truly restored #TheFeeling and made my day!

    Wes gets the best out of a stacked cast. Bill Murray looks like a corpse but still is one of my favorite actors to watch ever. The perfect vessel…

  • Airplane!

    Airplane!

    ★★★★

    Movie is absolutely madcap. I underrated it on first watch. Legitimately so dumb it’s funny. There is a joke damn-near every 25 seconds. Something like this would NEVER get made now. Shame how movies used to be good and they suck now! What a fun little treat.

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  • The Warriors

    The Warriors

    ★★★★

    Crazy take here, but perhaps movies were better when we let drugged out crazy people make the movies as opposed to soulless corporate hacks in boardrooms having total control? I don’t know! 

    Anyways, I’d been meaning to watch this for quite some time (I’d been aware of the famous third act scene for at least seven years or so) and in honor of the Golden State Warriors coming back, I finally watched it and it’s awesome. I feel like this…

  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    ★★½

    Hmmm…. It’s not particularly good, but I really really like Craig as Bond so I guess it didn’t bother me all that much?? The fucking editing and camerawork is bewilderingly bad, though. This could’ve been at least been a solid 3/5 or maybe even a 3.5/5 if it simply looked better. 

    The editing, in particular, really makes it impossible for there to ever be any sort of tension in the action scenes. CASINO ROYALE was shot and edited in a…