Rob

“movie on my neck with the screen gems” - pusha t

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Yi Yi
  • Chungking Express
  • Casino

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  • Millennium Actress

  • In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★

  • Across 110th Street

  • No Sudden Move

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  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    Consider me a fan. A Citizen Kane-inspired fantasia on moviemaking, the cathartic power of acting, celebrity obsession, and the demons of Japanese history? With Satoshi Kon animation? You’d be a fool to pass this up.

  • Across 110th Street

    Across 110th Street

    It’s got a ham-handed message about race and class in New York that sometimes even feels at odds with its graphic violence, it’s got Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto as buddy cops, it’s got Richard Ward as a Harlem Gangster, it’s got shockingly good and fluid camera movement, and of course it’s got that classic Bobby Womack song (but not the version you really like.) It’s Across 110th Street.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    Typical of Kaufman there’s a lot to unpack with I’m Thinking of Ending Things. I should start by saying that I have read the book and I appreciated most of the alterations to the original text. Kaufman’s turned an enjoyably creepy page-turner with a twist ending into something that lingers in a very different way.
    This movie is cold. “Cold,” “winds,” “brr,” “blizzard” get tossed around a lot. The exterior shots are an icy blue, devoid of color and obscured…

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★½

    This is that sweet spot where Wes works best for me. The heavily stylized visuals and flights of fantasy are grounded in an approach to serious subjects that’s darkly humorous but never so ironic that it sacrifices its humanity. It’s beautifully detailed and idiosyncratic in the way that only Anderson could be, the soundtrack is an iconic, eclectic mixtape, everyone in the cast’s comedic timing is perfect as is their quiet sadness that comes with age, regret, and failure.