Mike

“Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.” - Pedro Almodóvar
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Favorite films

  • High and Low
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Lost Highway
  • Certified Copy

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  • Halloween Ends

    ½

  • The Menu

    ★★★½

  • X

    ★★★★

  • See How They Run

    ★★★★

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  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★★★

    Akira Kurosawa’s ravishing, riveting, beautifully reimagined deconstruction of King Lear, Shakespeare’s crowning artistic achievement in my opinion, is as tragic, brilliant and essential as it had every right to be. 160 minutes of stunning colors, magisterial direction and impeccable acting. Every emotional beat the story offers is effortlessly matched by Kurosawa’s flawless direction and eye to production design. It’s remarkable. BIG shoutout and gargantuan recognition to Tatsuya Nakadai, as his embodiment of King Lear is unforgettable, haunting and yes, irredeemably…

  • Argentina, 1985

    Argentina, 1985

    ★★★★★

    Superbly acted, written and directed, and it sums up to pretty much the most riveting and engrossing film I’ve seen all year. Argentina, 1985 moved me just about to tears in multiple occasions. This is a strikingly powerful piece of filmmaking that deliberately sets out to inform, to reveal, to condemn. It’s urgent and relevant, and it weaves wonderful storytelling with quaint humor and vivacious energy. Taut, compelling, emotionally satisfying and really the most incredibly performed 140 minutes you’ll ever witness. Argentina, 1985 couldn’t be more timely.

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  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★★½

    With enough biting social commentary any self-respecting satire should provide and with excellent performances across the board, The Menu delivers its frightening pettiness hilariously well. The novelty wears off after a while, and you’ll either go along with its twisted plans or roll your eyes intermittently at its ridiculousness. Nevertheless, it mostly worked for me and I think it is worth the trip to the theater. Very solid flick.

  • X

    X

    ★★★★

    I will never forget Martin Henderson in this movie. That’ll be all. Thank you.

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    I’m not gonna sit here and say this is the most WTF movie I’ve seen, but it is very smart, subversive and incredibly well-written. You will not guess where this movie goes. Quite a treat for horror fans, and the storytelling approach it’s absolutely wonderful to experience. I suspect Barbarian is gonna take some hard criticism from mainstream audiences, but there’s some brilliant entertainment to be had here. This movie is alive and free to surprise us.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely flawless. The Batman is so artistic and carefully conceived that you can see just how much everyone involved loved being a part of the creation of this thing. I’m flabbergasted with this movie. It is long and engrossing and dark and atmospheric and riveting in every fucking way. I really wouldn’t change a thing. A superior noir blockbuster with Batman and his rogue gallery is something I never expected to get. I’ll watch this in theaters at least two more times.