Thomas Flight

Thomas Flight

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Casual thoughts not formal reviews. I make video essays you can find on my YouTube channel.

Don't take my ratings very seriously.

Favorite films

  • A Hidden Life
  • Lessons of Darkness
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Baraka

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  • The Beaches of Agnès

    ★★★★

  • Magic Mike

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    ★★★★½

  • The Card Counter

    ★★

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  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    ★★★★½

    This is way better than I remembered. Such a beautifully weird twist on the vampire tropes that's both delightfully fun and incredibly committed and well realized. I couldn't think of any two actors better suited for these roles than Hiddleston and Swinton- they're both fully believable as timeless beings.

    This is a lot more about humanity than I had remembered. The plight of a vampire who lives for thousands of years, is really just the plight of a human with a long enough view of history and the future.

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★

    There are some interesting ideas here, the story is at least a little conceptually compelling, but a couple of quick things:

    1. As others have mentioned this is Paul Schrader, Schradering it up again. I get having a style and approach to structure and storytelling that you like, but he's basically just created a character trope at this point that he slots into different scenarios.

    2. This movie just, I don't know how to say it except that it lacks…

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    locking myself in my office for however long it takes to make the video essay I need to make saying what I want to say about this

    Update: the monstrosity is now available to watch.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    Have you ever seen one of those illustrations from a medieval book or tapestry where it's like a donkey that's also a human but it's head is twisting around in an odd way and it's green for some reason and the vibe is somehow both weirdly goofy but also deeply sinister?

    I don't know how to say it other than this movie has that vibe somehow transposed to contemporary film form.

    Lowery works with these very broad, almost cartoonish strokes…