Noah Gittell

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Favorite films

  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Paterson
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Magic Mike XXL

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  • Holiday

    ★★★★★

  • Barney's Version

    ★★★

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★½

  • Glory

    ★★★★½

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★½

    Martin Scorsese has finally made the movie his detractors have always wanted. For decades, they accused him of glamorizing the lifestyles of his criminal protagonists and failing to properly account for their violence. They said it about Taxi Driver. They definitely said it about Goodfellas and Casino. When he pivoted to nonviolent films like The Age of Innocence and Kundun, maybe the moralists thought they had won. Then they said it again about Wolf of Wall Street.

    They won’t be…

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    The Heartbreak Kid

    ★★★½

    When I was 28, I lived in Portland, Oregon for a year, working on a U.S. Senate campaign. I didn't know anyone in town, so I ended up rooming with a guy who worked on the Obama campaign. He seemed like a nice enough guy, but we were both working a lot and socializing with our respective campaigns, so we didn't see each other all that much. After a few months, I realized I'd never had a proper conversation with…

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  • Holiday

    Holiday

    ★★★★★

    No one enters a room like Cary Grant. Maybe Michael Richards.

  • Barney's Version

    Barney's Version

    ★★★

    Best understood as a dramatic interpretation of an Apatovian manchild comedy. It's a steep climb to imagine any one of these women wanting anything to do with Barney (Paul Giamatti), a plump, alcoholic narcissist, let alone fall in love with him. And yet Giamatti nearly pulls it off, a true testament to his ability to make even the most despicable character sympathetic

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  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★½

    The only reason tear-jerkers are considered low art is because we are all broken inside.

  • The Killer

    The Killer

    ★★★★★

    After I saw The Killer, I went next door to order a pizza and buy a vegan cookie for dessert. The cashier asked if I wanted to eat the cookie while I waited. "Stick to the plan," I said to myself. "Anticipate, don't improvise."