Philip Carroll

Philip Carroll

"Everything I learned, I learned from the movies." -Audrey Hepburn

Favorite films

  • The Social Network
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Casino Royale
  • The Nest

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  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★

  • Bad Santa

    ★★★★

  • West Side Story

    ★★★★

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★

    "I knew it! I knew that was what you were thinking. You're always thinking things, you thinker! You thinker! You think things!"

    I went into this one completely blind because I'll see anything Paul Thomas Anderson makes and for once, I wish I'd done my research. The fun facts about the making of this movie and it's title make it so much more interesting. For one, I had no idea that the main character is the real life son of…

  • Bad Santa

    Bad Santa

    ★★★★

    "Good night, Santa. Good night, Mrs. Santa's sister."

    This is still one of the funniest Christmas movies and I only recently realized that the concept was thought up by the brilliant minds of the Coen brothers. Billy Bob Thornton plays the title role perfectly as Willie- an alcoholic that plays Santa at the mall every Christmas with his dwarf/midget/little person sidekick Marcus, who plays his elf. But the only reason the two do it is to rob the store blind…

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    "You ask how the watch is made. Keep your eye on the time."

    If I had to describe this movie in three words, I would say it's brutal, intense and dark. Emphasis on the brutal.

    Fbi agent Clarice Starling (just kidding) is enlisted by a special government task force to help fight the war on drugs on the border between Mexico and the US.

    The cast is terrific. Although, I would probably say Emily Blunt is the weakest character in…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    "If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?"

    I've been putting off this review for a while because I honestly don't know what to say about it. It's a tough movie to review in my opinion, so I'll probably keep it short.

    Amy Adams is the world's greatest linguist and is recruited by the military after alien ships land all over the world to try and communicate with the aliens and…