Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Sicario

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  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    ★★★★★

  • Haywire

    ★★★

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    ★★★

  • The Gentlemen

    ★★★★½

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  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    ★★★★★

    John Huston flexed so hard he won his dad an Oscar. Imagine being that cool that you direct your own father into an award winning performance. That would be a dream of mine. 

    A classic in every single respect. Stories about greed are so great to me, and this one may top them all.

  • Haywire

    Haywire

    ★★★

    There are only two filmmakers in the world right now that should be allowed to use the color yellow: Wes Anderson and Steven Soderbergh. 

    It’s action by way of art. Lots of interesting camera shots of stuff that’s normally real close in, jarringly edited, but there’s lots of wides, lots of atypical things for an action film, something I would absolutely expect of Soderbergh. The man will try any genre, doesn’t matter if he succeeds or not, and his bravery…

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  • Seven Years in Tibet

    Seven Years in Tibet

    ★★★★

    I love movies that take you on a journey, and this was one I won’t soon forget. It reminded me of a movie that would have been made during the golden age of Hollywood. John Williams’s score is incredible as always, and the cinematography is grand and sweeping across the Himalayan landscape. Brad Pitt’s accent is bad, and the script is a little weak towards the beginning, but overall this film is a gorgeous and very personal adventure.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    Avengers: Endgame literally has its cake and eats it too. They have everything. Everyone. How the Russo’s were able to wrangle positively every aspect boggled me. The story is really intriguing and went places that I honestly didn’t expect. The humor was well placed and served the story well, never taking away from the seriousness of the situations, but providing truly funny asides. I’ve got to commend the cinematography too, there’s a shot (if you’ve seen it, you know) that stunned…