Favorite films

  • Persona
  • 20th Century Women
  • The Piano
  • Nashville

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  • On the Rocks

    ★★★

  • Broken Flowers

    ★★★

  • Mr. Klein

    ★★★★

  • Rushmore

    ★★★

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  • American Gigolo

    American Gigolo

    ★★★½

    Schrader sure loves Pickpocket huh?

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★½

    A sketch by design, but a delicate, gorgeous and crafty one. Minor, maybe, and maybe a bit too obvious in what it’s doing from quite early on but it’s simplicity and directness is also one of its key virtues. Frank and elliptical. Like reading a really lovely short story. Interesting to see Sciamma pivot to something so low key after the much more baroque Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    Such dexterous, controlled filmmaking. Campion draws out endless nuance and tension from a story that on its face could seem quite simple. Bold strokes but flush with layers, complexity. Deftly negotiates point of view. Stunning.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    Patient, precise and complex. Thematically rich. Slantwise, idiosyncratic approach to material that might have felt conventional in lesser hands. Lensing, editing rhythms entrance. Throbbingly tactile. So tender, so tough.