Favorite films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Magnolia
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Gleason

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  • Deep Water

    ★★½

  • Flee

    ★★★½

  • Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

    ★★★★

  • When You Finish Saving the World

    ★★★

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  • Deep Water

    Deep Water

    ★★½

    Who the hell am I to tell Zach Helm and Sam Levinson that they completely misunderstood the book? 

    What a blotched final act! Wtf. A car bike chase scene?!? The shock of the books finale would’ve been great on screen, but instead we get this!?

    Jesus.

  • Flee

    Flee

    ★★★½

    What an incredible achievement in filmmaking. Animating this doc was no doubt a difficult task, and from what I understand, a necessary one. To be honest, the device and concept is better than the film itself, as a whole.

    Though I was touched by Amin’s story, I was more marveling at the filmmaking than anything else. The cuts to archival footage and news reports were appreciated, but took me out of the beauty that was the animation of Flee. 

    Overall,…

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  • The Fallout

    The Fallout

    ★★★★★

    “You have to be able to sleep to have nightmares.” 

    A highschool coming of age film about two girls from opposite sides of the social ladder who bond after a experiencing a school tragedy together. 

    This is now, and will be my favorite film of the festival.

    The screenplay by Megan Park is perfect.
    The direction, also by Megan Park, is subtle in execution, but highly personal.

    The acting. Damn. The ACTING. Jenna Ortega gives the best performance of the…

  • Bring Your Own Brigade

    Bring Your Own Brigade

    ★★★½

    Thanks to Covid 🙄 I had the pleasure of finally attending the Sundance Film Festival. And by attending, I of course mean eating cereal in my underwear and hooking up the laptop to my living room television.

    Bring Your Own Brigade was an excellent documentary. Unlike last years Rebuilding Paradise, this stellar documentary focuses on multiple fires infesting CA in 2018, most notably the Camp and Malibu fires. We dive deep into the lives of many citizens of the towns.…