Favorite films

  • Speed Racer
  • Chungking Express
  • Pontypool
  • All the President's Men

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  • No Sudden Move

  • Heard She Got Married

    ★★★★

  • Reality Bites

  • A Rage in Harlem

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★

    Clever songs, cute staging, but I did not find it as disarming as most did.

    Might I suggest as an alternative: Benett Jones' I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS?
    Or perhaps Matt Farley's LOCAL LEGENDS?

  • Duel on the River

    Duel on the River

    ★★★★

    This is a riot. A low budget tribute to Spielberg's cult classic thriller transposed from open road to open water. There is an infectious charisma to the shenangins that Issac and his leads rustle up with the most meagre of resources and it endearingly escalates to a whole bunch of gleeful juvenile mayhem and an inspired and applause worthy punchline.

    Had me grinning for days, and if you appreciate regional filmmaking in the vein of the Motern Media crew, you will too!

    Screening this weekend as part of the Chattanooga Film Festival:
    chattfilmfest.festivee.com/duel-on-the-river

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  • The Blazing World

    The Blazing World

    It comforts me to know that if this belongs at a major film festival, so do Neil Breen movies. Open the gates!

  • Joker

    Joker

    There's hyperbole on both sides of the discourse on Joker.

    I found it intermittently compelling, thanks in part to Joaquin and the novelty of a DC film acknowledging that the Wayne Family was probably bad, but most of its parts are affectations from better movies, and the climactic pontifications are pretty cringe.

    For whatever reason, when Arthur was going off about society on the talk show, I was reminded of when Jim Carrey monologues about the hypocrisy of Whoville in Ron Howard's Grinch movie.