Pwalsh

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A summer camp director who earned a film degree to justify showing Heavyweights repeatedly to his staff.

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Favorite films

  • Harold and Maude
  • The Master
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • The Fall

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  • Fallen Angels

    ★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • Dredd

    ★★★★

  • Satan Wants You

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  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    The Slumber Party Massacre

    ★★★½

    Breasts, Butts, and...Feminism?

    Almost everything you need to know about The Slumber Party Massacre can be understood from the very suggestive poster (even if it doesn't feature the actual actors in the movie). What caught me off guard was director Amy Holden Jones' sly take on the traditional genre slasher, crafting a story that follows the clichés and eye candy required by audiences, yet says a lot more in the process.

    I applaud the decision to go all in on…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was heavy.

    I walked into this one pretty much blind, only having seen Aleksei Kravchenko's eyes staring at me each time I passed by a review on Letterboxd or saw the Criterion cover in my local video shop. I will never see these eyes the same way, now having the privilege to understand all that his stare encompasses. Come and See caught hold of my attention quickly and then dragged me through the mud, frightened me, forced me to…

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  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★½

    This is only my second WKW film and I'm still figuring him out. The style is remarkably memorable and the vibes are captured on film with such a unique flair. Plot was hard to follow and the aimless feel of the urban nights began to take their toll on me.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    Rewatched this in preparation for Part 2. As I watched, the first two acts had me convinced that my original 3.5/5 stars was too low...and then that third act kicked in. The energy, engagement, and excitement all drop off in the third act, relying on flashes of the future and less interesting characters.

    The visualization of Arrakis is amazing and the score is probably the highlight of the film. Very interested to see what Denis does with Part 2!

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  • Dredd

    Dredd

    ★★★★

    This was kind of great. Pure alpha energy on display, but it works so well. Urban's jawline and grimace won me over and the slo-mo idea is used brilliantly (I wish I could have caught this one in 3-D).

    A fun time from start to finish and I can't wait to watch again. Adding this to my New Favorites...

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Really, Letterboxd community? All you people who rated this 4+ stars, really??? Is this film being elevated by what will certainly soon be named "the Letterboxd effect", in which Letterboxd as a whole stans a film based mostly off the way this site highlights it, with news articles, podcasts, and a front spot on "Popular This Week"? (Mostly kidding, I love you all, but with this film we'll have to agree to disagree...)

    I understand the hype behind this one…