Favorite films

  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Twin Peaks
  • The Tree of Life

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  • The Cursed

    ★★★½

  • The Mighty Quinn

    ★★★

  • After the Sunset

    ★★★

  • The Relic

    ★★

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  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    ★★★½

    For all the hate I expected a real disfigured abomination! I think those who did read the book will appreciate this one. There are countless times a classic is deformed in film, at least this one (mostly) gets it. If you can't get behind the pulpy melodramatic gothy-ness then this one just might not be for you. Good score, good drama, good violence... I would throw in the 1989 Phantom of the Opera for a real dark night.

  • Mary Magdalene

    Mary Magdalene

    ★★★★

    Wow! How did this even get made by Hollywood?

    I rolled my inner eyes when I first saw the preview, knowing how much they probably mucked it up, and putting it off until a voice inside told me to finally give it a chance.

    This is as indie as this time period is ever going to get, and it is a credit to everyone involved on this production. Somehow they avoided every religious cliché and found a way to shine…

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  • Mommy

    Mommy

    ★★★★

    Leagues better than most of the movies I watch on a daily basis. Mommy shows what the language of film can do with a well written script and spot on acting.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★

    Skull Island: Great set pieces and monster CGI, a few beautiful shots, cardboard characters with no deep motivation, a decent score with over used 1970s hits, a Metal Gear reference, a Jurassic Park reference, an attempt at an Apocalypse Now reference, a few Samuel L Jackson references, lol. The plot is episodic and moves from scene to scene with beast attacks or character dialogues as transitions. Jordan Vogt-Roberts shows promise as a director, but can't seem to slow down and…