Samuelleary

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Main obsessions are PTA, Star Wars, Linklater and Lynch

Favorite films

  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Magnolia
  • Boogie Nights

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  • Collateral

    ★★★★½

  • Jackass Forever

    ★★★★½

  • Turning Red

    ★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

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  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★½

    Why on Earth have I put this off for so long? I genuinely think I’ve been close to watching this for about 4 or 5 years now… I WAS MISSING OUT. Not just on this in particular film but Michael Mann’s work in general as this is the first film I’ve seen from him. So fucking cool. I love how it looks, I love the music, the vibe is off the charts and I think it cements LA as the…

  • Jackass Forever

    Jackass Forever

    ★★★★½

    Add it to the list of films where I was smiling the entire way through (except the Machine Gun Kelly bit). The new cast are all incredible, you almost forget they hadn’t joined the crew until this one. Jasper and Zach Holmes are standouts for me. Absolutely brilliant.

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    Eggers yet again proves himself as one of the most interesting and diverse filmmakers working at the minute. This is especially impressive considering the man only has 3 films so far. That’s how you know you’ve made an impression. I find most films with norse mythological elements inherently off putting. There’s a history of blandness in films with archaic aesthetics and characters brandishing swords (I personally find Gladiator unbelievably bland), but with recent films like this and The Green Knight,…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    Hype surpassed. Fucking hell. I’ve always thought the multiverse could be used to anchor a really powerful, thoughtful film but never thought it would happen. But when I heard that the Daniels would be attempting such a thing, I was understandably excited. They blew all my hopes for a story of this magnitude out of the water. I don’t really give films 10 that often, so I want to express just how much it means for me to say how…