Zeke

No one's gotten a handjob in cargo shorts since 'Nam

Favorite films

  • Paris, Texas
  • Yi Yi
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Autumn Sonata

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  • The Rules of the Game

    ★★★★

  • Maid

    ★★★★

  • Grand Illusion

    ★★★★½

  • My Dinner with Andre

    ★★★★½

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  • The Rules of the Game

    The Rules of the Game

    ★★★★

    The Criterion Challenge 2021: Round 4

    The second Jean Renoir film of the day, also acting as a commentary on class, but this time far more scathing and far more comical. Like La Grande Illusion, La Règle Du Jeu is among the most renowned pieces of French cinema and has long been considered a 20th century masterpiece. A satirical comedy of manners that pulls no punches at the heartlessness of the European bourgeoisie, and with the second World War on…

  • Grand Illusion

    Grand Illusion

    ★★★★½

    The Criterion Challenge 2021: Round 4

    Set during the first World War, but a commentary on the impending second, Jean Renoir's renowned work of French cinema, La Grande Illusion, is a call for humanity against the futility of war. Considered a masterpiece of the 20th century, and it is not hard to see why. Superb performances all around, fantastic filmmaking, and easily some of the best cinematography of the 1930s.

    Relatively simple in its narrative, La Grande Illusion makes up…

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  • After Life

    After Life

    ★★★★

    The Criterion Challenge 2021: Round 4

    Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life is easily one of the most reflective films of all time, for both its characters and its audience. A high-concept narrative about choosing one moment in life to spend eternity with, the themes of time and memory are strong with this one.

    A dynamic painting of the human experience and of connection, with a premise that reminded me of Radiohead's "Videotape" and an execution that reminded me of Krzysztof Kieślowski's…

  • Margaret

    Margaret

    ★★★★★

    The Criterion Challenge 2021: Round 4

    Okay, where to begin? First things first, Margaret is one of the greatest films of the 2010s and, by extension, the 21st century. Filmed in 2005, with an intended release in 2007, only to be released 6 years later in 2011, after several delays, lawsuits, and editing dispuits. I cannot imagine what a nightmare it must have been for Kenneth Lonergan to have gone through all of this, but I also cannot tell you…