Favorite films

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Harakiri
  • Cries and Whispers

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  • The Atomic Submarine

    ★★★½

  • While the City Sleeps

    ★★★½

  • The Sadness

    ★★★½

  • A Scanner Darkly

    ★★★★

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  • The Atomic Submarine

    The Atomic Submarine

    ★★★½

    Spencer Gordon Bennett was directing films from the early days of cinema, back when nickelodeons were still prevalent in the industry. He's got a long history of making serials and was recognized by his colleagues as "The King of Serials," making more than any other director (over 100 serial films in his career) and he didn't stop there. No. He went on to make some of the greatest B-movie sci-fi films in existence. Horrible scripts with hilarious use of blue…

  • While the City Sleeps

    While the City Sleeps

    ★★★½

    While The City Sleeps (1956) brings together a helluva cast and crew, starting with Fritz Lang as director and ending with Ida Lupino's subversive performance. The story focuses on a murky subject matter and a city of unethical men stumbling around a city aimlessly searching for answers to a recent spree of serial killings. Despite it featuring a full psychological profile of the killer, the plot is light on details. Moreover, Lang's deviousness is layered not through the killer himself,…

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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★½

    Mank is impeccably made - a towering achievement for David Fincher, as a film that succeeded on every conceivable creative level, expanding on the Kane legend and not misrepresenting the people the original Herman Mankiewicz Citizen Kane script portrayed. Bombastic, overtly provocative, dripping in narcissism writing that would've made Herman Mankiewicz proud. A gorgeously shot homage to the masterpiece Citizen Kane, the old studio system, and the levity of the situation with the Hearst family's friendly relationship with Mankiewicz and…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Dune is the unadaptable novel that three auteurs of their era have now braved - David Lynch, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and now with the most self-serious tone, Denis Villeneuve and only Villeneuve had the foresight to split this story into two parts with the massive worldbuilding element of the novel. Now, it's hard to judge the entire product without seeing the result, but knowing what is left in the story has me incredibly excited for part two. Part one does an…