Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Tree of Life
  • Alien
  • Columbus

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  • Labyrinth

    ★★★

  • Rush Hour 3

    ★★★

  • Rush Hour 2

    ★★★½

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

    "is this all there is?"
    "...what more ought there be?"

    Found the portraits to be a compelling distillation of an otherwise (wonderfully) loaded film. The first exudes masculinity, stoicism, power, confidence; bright and fully formed and without any doubt of his station or strength. It's a portrait of man made legend, a larger-than-life representation. The second is much more muddled...much more obscure. Dark and almost indiscernible unless lit correctly, it is (momentarily) positioned upside-down. It implies doubt, ambiguity and fallibility.…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★★

    What more is there to say? Yet another ambitious, bizarre, somewhat flawed, always entertaining, and utterly impassioned blockbuster getting a rave review from yours' truly. This long-awaited "Snyder Cut", a film born from truly maddening circumstance, is everything I could have hoped for. I've got a lot to say about this one, so I'll try to keep it brief. My thoughts boil down mostly to this: My criticism of the MCU has increasingly been it's slavish devotion to it's larger…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I've been seeing lots of "controversy" over the supposed value of La La Land vs something like Moonlight, usually insinuating that La La Land's comparative levity somehow renders it lesser. My quick two cents would that be that yes, Moonlight is a magnificent portrait of masculinity in 2017's world, with broad, valuable insights on how race, sexual preference (*orientation*) and class all influence and inform one's identity. Basically a vehicle and showcase for compassion and empathy in a world seemingly…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    In light of recent events, I'm reminded of Fermi's paradox. A cynical and unsettling notion which suggests the reason we've never been contacted by extraterrestrial intelligent life is that the no civilization has survived long enough to innovate to that level. Or, in simpler terms, that the fundamental nature of intelligent life is to ultimately destroy itself. As tech and sciences progress further and further, what matters is how we allocate that technology; what leaders we elect to control it…