prichards

prichards

i don't know half of you half as well as i should like; and i like less than half of you half as well as you deserve

Favorite films

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • A Few Good Men
  • Sorcerer
  • The Hunt for Red October

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  • The Fugitive

    ★★★★★

  • You're Sleeping, Nicole

    ★★

  • Winter Wind

    ★★★★

  • The Wages of Fear

    ★★★★

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  • The Fugitive

    The Fugitive

    ★★★★★

    Tommy Lee Jones's agent: So you get the coolest line ever like once every three minutes, but you also have to do the dumbest little hop in the middle of a St. Patrick's Day Parade.

    Amazing movie. So many weird little bit players — Jane Lynch's "I have every single liberal cause's button" doctor, Julianne Moore inexplicably getting fourth billing, Jeroen "What the Heck Is That Accent" Krabbé. The flashbacks don't fully work (we get it, Sela Ward is really hot), but like who cares?

  • You're Sleeping, Nicole

    You're Sleeping, Nicole

    ★★

    A purgatory in French Canada — but I repeat myself.

    When Tu dors Nicole allows itself to be bizarre — with its velvety-voiced child, its odd nighttime strolls in suburbia, its ending geyser — it's quite lovely. When it's simply a slower, more-depressing Québecois Frances Ha, it's best skipped.

    But I suppose it makes you feel something — something quite a bit like sadness, and very much like pity. Poor Nicole.

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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    ★★★★½

    Need. Her. So. Bad.

    Sheila Vand in this movie was maybe the must strikingly, hauntingly, terrifyingly, exquisitely beautiful woman imaginable. Would absolutely play bitey with her.

    Every other shot was one of the most beautiful things I'd ever seen. Masuka, playing the cat, stole the show. For some reason Elijah Wood produced it?

    Just incredibly well done; you might say the plot's a little sparse, but I do not give a single damn.

  • Umberto Eco: A Library of the World

    Umberto Eco: A Library of the World

    ★★

    This was a charming-enough documentary; I want to read more Eco after seeing it, and I enjoyed its depictions of beautiful libraries. That said, I can't shake the impression I might have been better served by simply watching some Eco interviews on YouTube. The film had a saccharine, over-produced quality — a hagiography as much as anything else, with little of the grit of documentary realism or the verve of narrative filmmaking. Worth seeing, but nothing spectacular — even if it makes a damn fine case for its subject as a writer, thinker, and (of course) bibliophile.

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