Favorite films

  • Lost in Translation
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • The Saddest Music in the World

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  • The Servant

    ★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

  • M3GAN

    ★★★½

  • Dementia 13

    ★★½

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  • The Servant

    The Servant

    ★★★★

    I should have known that JoLo would make this one depraved by the end of the second reel. I honestly didn't know what I expected out of this one, but I guess that wasn't it. Great movie, beautifully shot by Douglas Slocumb, and made emotionally volatile by Bogarde and Sarah Miles. Class warfare from the London trenches.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    In its absurdity, EEAAO taps into something amorphous about the mother/daughter and parent/child relationship. It is violent, complicated and almost impossible to name. We give it labels, but no single phrase can reflect the complexity of the mother/daughter relationship. I see it play out on a slight smaller and singular dimension in my house every day. The give and take of "be your own person" and "be who I want/hope you to be." (Stephanie Hsu, btw, is exquisite.)

    And I…

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  • My Blue Heaven

    My Blue Heaven

    ★★★½

    This may not be a great movie. Or even a very good one. There's sloggy bits and moments of pure dramatic contrivance.

    And yet...

    There's still Steve Martin doing an intentionally hammy New York Italian accent and antagonizing everyone he knows with wit and tasteless bespoke suits. 

    And that's enough for me.

  • Beach Blanket Bingo

    Beach Blanket Bingo

    ★★½

    I had fun, but at what cost to my worldview?