Mike Thorn

Mike Thorn

Favorite films

  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Dersu Uzala
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Big Country

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  • American Nightmare

  • Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind

  • Dune

  • I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

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  • Wagon Master

    Wagon Master

    ★★★★★

    Conflict, exploitation, power negotiations, social pacts made and broken: the cosmos in a journey from A to B.

    As I noted on Twitter, producer Merman C. Cooper's presence is strong here. I was frequently reminded of Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life during the epic sequences of communities driving enslaved animals across difficult terrain.

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    I am not a fan of the Tumblr GIF film genre.

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  • Kaili Blues

    Kaili Blues

    As I was exiting the theater, I heard a man tell the woman beside him, "Y'know, this was directed by the guy who made Uncle Bowie."

  • Cursed

    Cursed

    A tragically shattered movie. There are whispers of something I can imagine loving (the cast, the playful dealings with genre mythology, the settings), but the Weinsteins did untold damage to this thing.

    I want to just say #ReleaseTheCravenCut and be done with it, but as Kevin Williamson points out in his recent Shock Waves interview, this is an unusually egregious and complicated case of studio interference. Impositions made their way into Cursed from the very beginning.

    Williamson's original slasher-flavored script…