Todd Hill

Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress Projects are a focus of this profile, both reviews as well as lists/rankings.

Favorite films

  • Some Like It Hot
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Children of Men

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  • The Shakiest Gun in the West

    ★★½

  • Irma Vep

    ★★★

  • Good Night, and Good Luck.

    ★★★½

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    ★★½

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  • The Shakiest Gun in the West

    The Shakiest Gun in the West

    ★★½

    I watch a lot of highly regarded films that demand careful analysis and criticism, films with multiple thematic layers that one is best advised to pick apart and analyze from an intellectual perspective. But sometimes one just wants to watch a flick that requires no mental effort at all, like looking at an aquarium or something. This fit that bill for me recently. For some reason, I actually own a physical copy of this movie; I'm unable to explain why.…

  • Irma Vep

    Irma Vep

    ★★★

    It seems the reason for making this film was to feature a sequence of actress Maggie Cheung in a latex catsuit traipsing across the rooftops of Paris during a thunderstorm at night. It's a great sequence, and there are certainly worse reasons for making a movie --- gosh, are there ever --- but if you want to go deeper than that with this film, use your imagination. Clearly, many have, but cult films can have that effect on people.

    I'm…

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    I didn't drink the Kool-Aid, and that made all the difference. I was aware of the hype surrounding this film -- oners! told in real time! -- but never really paid attention to it. The worst thing about film hype is that it leaves me going too far in the other direction ("Really? That's it?"). That's probably what happened to me with fellow Best Picture nominee "Parasite," for instance. But because I watched "1917" in a relatively hype-free environment, I…

  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    ★★½

    We, as a society, cannot address our problems with race by hiding our problems with race. This movie is a specific example of that problem, and it should not be canceled by our indignant, easily outraged culture. I'm not here to defend the film. I fully respect anyone's desire to criticize the picture, ignore it, write it off the face of their own personal earth. But it should not be canceled.

    The problem with "GWTW," as I see it, isn't…