Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Magnolia
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Godfather: Part II

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  • Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    ★★★

  • School of Rock

    ★★★★

  • We're the Millers

    ★★½

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  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★★★

    Was ultimately underwhelmed by this film's narrative, as it rushes towards its conclusion in a way that undercuts its condemnation of capitalism and corporate greed. However, it's still a very enjoyable, stylish ride with Pike playing her role to absolute perfection. She always puts in strong work, but she's not always utilised in a way that really plays to her strengths - not so here. She's a cold, cocky and unnerving delight.

    Also, Wiest was badly underused - I felt like there was so much potential with her character. Some of those withering looks she threw at Pike...I wouldn't fuck with her.

  • It's a Sin

    It's a Sin

    ★★★★★

    Watching all five episodes of Russell T. Davies' It's a Sin was difficult and emotional for me, but also incredibly rewarding. In capturing both the ecstatic highs and horrifying lows of life as a gay man in 80s London, Davies has presented what is easily the most impactful depiction of the AIDS crisis I've ever seen, even better than the masterful Angels in America miniseries I think. Everything about it was imbued with such compassion and humanity, devastating without begging…

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    Every so often a film comes along that knocks you off your feet, and reminds you of the greatness that can be achieved through the art of cinema. Sure that sounds cheesy and bombastic, but it truly applies to 'Moonlight', a movie of such immense power and raw humanity that it's impossible to escape or forget.

    In every single way, this is a perfect film. Even some of my all-time favorites have elements that I feel could be improved somehow.…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

    The ever-masterful Lynne Ramsay has crafted a gritty, brutal and tight 90 minute gut-punch of a film with You Were Never Really Here. Her typically uncompromising directorial style is a perfect fit with the crime-thriller genre, and her vision combined with a bruising, all-in performance from Joaquin Phoenix (for my money, the best actor working today) inevitably makes for a potent piece of filmmaking. It's a storm of violence and rage, all stemming from a lead character utterly consumed by…