Favorite films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Closer
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • The Dark Knight

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  • The Last Picture Show

    ★★★

  • The Son

    ★★

  • Alice, Darling

    ★★★★

  • Emancipation

    ★★★½

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  • Cyrano

    Cyrano

    ★★★★

    This isn’t a perfect musical, but it’s hard not to fall in love with the sheer grandeur. Much like Baz Luhrmann, Wright toes the line between Shakespearian tragedy and a modern music video sensibility too. With charming performances and sumptuous design, Cyrano is a film best enjoyed on a big screen. Every inch of every shot demands your attention, helped with Dinklage quiet yet powerful performance.

    The choreography is subtle and understated, a smart decision in contrast to the big…

  • X

    X

    ★★★½

    It takes a while to get to the violence, so the opening scene only makes it harder to be patient. X actually takes its time developing its characters and themes, and there are many genuinely funny moments. There are also frequent times when the film cuts between three scenes, all visually distinct from each other. It’s unsettling because it feels so wrong and jarring. There’s also wild juxtaposition, split screens, and screen wipes that make X seem more amateur than…

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  • Naked Singularity

    Naked Singularity

    ★★★

    Naked Singularity doesn’t know what it wants to be. It starts as a traditional courtroom drama about a country designed to make as many people fail as possible. Then it shifts into a conspiracy theory thriller, an on-screen text warning us that we only have 12 days until the collapse. But ultimately it ends up being an enjoyable, but not unique heist movie.

    screen-queens.com/2021/08/05/review-naked-singularity/

  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is so ridiculously out-there, and it’s hard to compare it to any other comedy of recent years. It takes guts to craft a film this bonkers and make it work. Plenty of jokes land, even if many don’t, but it has a decent hit-rate, although you’ll need a taste for the absurd to completely enjoy it. But whenever the screenplay threatens to run out of steam, the entertaining performances always rescue it.…