Favorite films

  • La Strada
  • The Face of Another
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Werckmeister Harmonies

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  • Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★

  • Bumblebee

    ★★★

  • Glass

    ★★

  • Bird Box

    ★★★

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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★

    The very existence of this film was an awesome reveal, but as it turns out it was an unnecessary addition. I had a lukewarm reaction to Split but always considered Unbreakable one of the most underrated films in the genre. Glass disregards all subtlety and character development for two plus hours of characters spouting expositional dialogue. I get that Shyamalan is trying to deconstruct the genre, but he already achieved that much more successfully with Unbreakable. There's a fine line…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★

    It's the most original Spiderman adaptation to date, and arguably the most faithful to the heart of the character. Better writing than I was expecting with complex, well developed characters. But where it truly shines is with its groundbreaking animation of the 2d/3d hybrid visual style; playful and creative angles with often stunning results.

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  • The Idiot

    The Idiot

    ★★★★★

    “Dostoyevsky wanted to portray a genuinely good man. It may seem ironic, choosing a young idiot as his hero. But in this world, goodness and idiocy are often equated. This story tells of the destruction of a pure soul by a faithless world.”

    Ah, Kurosawa. Happy birthday buddy. His humanist philosophy is evident through most of his films, but nowhere moreso than in his adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Idiot. This plays a lot like a religious film, with Kameda, its…

  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    The Place Beyond the Pines

    ★★★½

    A funny thing happened midway through The Place Beyond the Pines, it became another film; a film which in turn begot another film, both holding visual similarities to the original yet not as fully realized. Without spoiling too much, these three stories are connected by characters and setting but its scope is epic enough to encompass different generations and shift focus between economic backgrounds. The one narrative thread that unites all three of them is the theme of fatherhood.

    Ryan…