Pwalsh

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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  • The Quick and the Dead

    ★★★

  • Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron

    ★★½

  • A Knight for a Day

  • Double Dribble

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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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  • The Quick and the Dead

    The Quick and the Dead

    ★★★

    Sam Raimi's directorial take on a classic Western is must see Raimi. It's so refreshing getting to see his trademark style layered over a genre filled with tropes and familiarities, and the subversions and flairs are a sight to behold.

    The premise of a bracket-style duel tournament is amazing in concept alone and the setup and elimination of each character is filled with creative ideas. I always love seeing a pre-Saw Tobin Bell and Keith David is always a treat…

  • Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

    Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

    What a strangely abrupt ending.

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  • 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…

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

    Honey, I Shrunk the Watchlist! 10/30

    Wow, this was so enjoyable! Perfect Blue was my second Satoshi Kon film after Paprika and is already my favorite of his. On top of the detailed Tokyo animation and captivating character of Mima is the incredible structure, one that had me gasping in surprise each time my expectations were subverted by the perspective pulling back to reveal a scene was simply an in-camera shot from the television show...or was it?

    The pacing is…