harold strong

harold strong Patron

fka harry f

i like too many movies.

ratings are in constant flux. top 4 rotate.

Favorite films

  • Bringing Up Baby
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Summertime
  • West Side Story

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  • The Wicker Man

    ★★★

  • Freddy Got Fingered

    ★★★★½

  • American History X

    ★★

  • Session 9

    ★★★

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★½

    really makes you feel like the Kwisatz Haderach.

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

    this is our living space..
    this is our living space..

    paradise lost.

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  • Saw

    Saw

    ★★★★½

    "I wouldn't lie to you."

    The way so many of you fetishize and adore horror from the 70s-90s for their "dated" features but then crudely dismiss this... I see you. Put this shit in the Criterion Collection. A total and despairing exercise in lo-fi aesthetics and Wan's trademark sense of escalation. Feels almost glued together by packing tape; the seeping wounds of its birth visible to the naked eye. Top to bottom, horror is rarely this raw and earnestly symbolic…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★★★

    it'll be our secret movie, just yours and mine

    there were moments where it felt like the film was tearing through the screen and actively ripping my heart in half. the mere thought of certain passages (for something made up of front to back banger sequences) makes me tear up. a film of endless grace notes, indulgences that seek to redistribute guilt and pain into a bittersweet hope, contained within spaces of surreal artifice. feels like these characters exist solely…