Amy Hensarling

Amy Hensarling

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If one does not want something, it disappears
—Krzysztof Kieślowski

Favorite films

  • The Big Chill
  • Tampopo
  • Beginners
  • Daisy Kenyon

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  • Eternals

    ★★½

  • Everyone Says I Love You

    ★★★½

  • Requiem for a Heavyweight

    ★★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★½

    Eternals is … fine? Snyder cut lite? Anyone? Anyone?

    Very late to the party here. Personal pros/cons below.

    +’s:

    Barry Keoghan gives far & away the best performance in an otherwise basic group. No other standout imo, but he was good.

    Nice to see a Madden/Harington reunion, however brief. Instant nostalgia warp, which I’m not sure was a productive sensation since it yanks us right outta the MCU? Grateful nonetheless.

    Comic relief = typical cringe, but hey. At least it’s Kumail this…

  • Everyone Says I Love You

    Everyone Says I Love You

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Everyone Says I Love You is incredible in the fact that it exists at all. It’s a musical sung by actors who can’t sing in a magical, faraway land where Goldie Hawn is Woody’s ex & Julia Roberts falls for his charms. Drew Barrymore’s attracted to a criminal Tim Roth (who also serenades?!), Ed Norton dances gleefully on a tabletop, and Billy Crudup harmonizes with a cab driver in a taxi. 

    And I haven’t even mentioned the Groucho Marx impersonators,…

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    Coen's staging of Macbeth's sequence with the witches is ingenious: Rather than showing us the witches stirring their pot, he positions them up in the rafters like birds, looming over Macbeth, while the floor beneath his feet becomes a bubbling cauldron.

    Again and again, the director takes some of the most famous moments in the history of the theater and gives them a sense of abstraction. Macbeth's castle looks like something out of a surrealist painting, with its rows of…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★½

    The heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care.
    —Emily Dickinson

    In one of his many terrific Inherent Vice reviews, my friend Frank quoted an excerpt from a Marc Maron interview with Paul Thomas Anderson. Maron asked what Inherent Vice was about. PTA replied: 

    "It's about Pynchon. That's the first thing that pops in my mind. Followed really quickly right behind that, it's about the ex-old lady—that you may have, or I may have, or we all may have—who…