Arlo Wiley

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I like movies.

Favorite Films = Favorite recent first-time viewings.

Favorite films

  • May December
  • 20 Days in Mariupol
  • Oppenheimer
  • Night Train to Terror

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  • May December

    ★★★★★

  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    ★★★★

  • 20 Days in Mariupol

    ★★★★★

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★½

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  • May December

    May December

    ★★★★★

    Douglas Sirk's Persona.

  • Flashdance

    Flashdance

    ★★

    The MTV aesthetic comes to the big screen. When Adrian Lyne gets to let loose on the dance numbers, Flashdance is an exuberant visual marvel. Alas, there's an 80-minute movie to pad things out, and it is boring. Jennifer Beals carries this thing on her shoulders.

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  • Ruby Sparks

    Ruby Sparks

    ★★★★½

    I've written ten screenplays and several short films. The most widely read script of mine has been read by about half-a-dozen people, but I still consider myself a writer first and foremost. As you're writing, your work is solely yours. Once you've finished, it remains yours. But as soon as you release it into the world, as soon as you share it with one friend or colleague, that changes. It doesn't belong to you anymore. Sure, if your work is…

  • ThanksKilling 3

    ThanksKilling 3

    ½

    I give both this and the original ThanksKilling half-a-star. But if ThanksKilling 3 is the baseline for all movies, then the original deserves at least three stars. Seriously, the first may be an awful movie, but there's a sort of innocent simplicity about it, and it can be fun to mock. ThanksKilling 3, on the other hand, is a genuine monstrosity, a soul-sucking void where happiness goes to die. It is relentlessly crude, smug, mean-spirited, witless, and joyless. I'm fairly…