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I have watched every movie ever made, except for your favorite one

Favorite films

  • When Marnie Was There
  • Galaxy Quest
  • WALL·E
  • RoboCop

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  • Elevator to the Gallows

    ★★★★

  • Dark Horse

    ★★★★

  • The Girl Can't Help It

    ★★★

  • La Bamba

    ★★★½

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  • Elevator to the Gallows

    Elevator to the Gallows

    ★★★★

    The opening phone call is the only time the couple directly interacts, so it's got to establish the relationship, set the stakes, and justify everything that happens over the next 24 hours. Mission accomplished!

    The last thing they planned for was complete isolation. Maurice Ronet is in a constant state of physical solitude, first in the elevator, then shunned in the cafe, before ending up in the purgatory of the interrogation room. Jeanne Moreau has the entire city streets to…

  • Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    ★★★★

    Abe feels too real. He dodges all help or attempts of self-improvement, beyond maintaining free access to whatever he wants. Anything resembling personal responsibility is an injustice that must be stormed away from. He’s got a never-ending supply of self-pity to extract sympathy from the female figures in his life. He manages to find the rare circumstance where going to the movies by yourself is not acceptable.

    A Solondz character study, as accessible and agonizing as that entails. It may not have the shock value of some of his previous work, but it still leaves a mark because of how close to home it can hit.

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  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There

    ★★★★★

    "I cost you money again."

    With one line of dialogue, I'm in tears. I understand her perfectly.

    I see so much of myself in Anna. Anxiety and self-loathing that controlled my life from a young age. I felt like a burden. It was the driving force of my depression. I always felt like I was being politely tolerated, and when I left the room, everyone would breathe a sigh of relief. Frustration getting the better of me, lashing out, instantly…

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice

    ★★★

    - ALMOST essential grandparent cinema, if not for all the jumpscares. Ken recently rewatched Citizen Kane and he's putting that bird to use, with no regard for the lives of half the audience. I saw Nile in theaters with my grandma, and I'm just imagining her poor heart trying to make it through this on an IMAX screen

    - It's hard to believe Death on the Nile was out last year, and how much of a clear-cut difference it makes…