Andee Thomas

Host of The Trace Podcast. Writer, movie lover, friend. Official member of the Temple of Cinema.

Favorite films

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Between the Lines
  • Possession
  • Taxi Driver

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  • By Bogdanovich

    ★★★½

  • Superstition

    ★★

  • The Thing Called Love

    ★★★★

  • The Thing Called Love

    ★★★★

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  • Raising Arizona

    Raising Arizona

    ★★★★★

    Last night my kid and I watched "Raising Arizona". It may be the movie I have most watched in my life now that I think about it. We had already watched "No Country For Old Men" together this past summer.
    When I first saw "No Country" I immediately connected it to "Arizona" because of the way that they both end with dreams. This only hit harder on this viewing.

    The other thing is that the motorcycle guy seems to be…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    Taxi Driver: Scapegoating of The Other

    "Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There’s no escape. I’m God’s lonely man."

    The mid-1970s found the United States in a state of confusion. The standard narrative is that the ‘50s and ‘60s had seen hopes rise through increased economic stability, the Civil Rights Movement, hippie idealism, psychedelic experimentation, feminism, free love, and a radical transformation of popular music. The ‘60s famously ended with horror:…

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  • The Apostle

    The Apostle

    ★★★★★

    "The Apostle" is a movie for (just about) no one. Religious people in America are used to "faith-based" stories that only reinforce the prior held Evangelical Christianity. All of those movies are about people, usually men, who realize that they need to become church goers and "give their lives to Jesus". Those films usually involve them needing to become better fathers and husbands as well. Faith-based stories serve the purpose of conformity to mainstream Christianity as opposed to challenging one's…

  • WHAT DID JACK DO?

    WHAT DID JACK DO?

    ★★★★

    So, so, so glad to get anything new from Lynch. Love the whole ending. Also, I grieve the loss of celluloid and the rise of digital but Lynch seems to be using the new medium to his advantage. I still think "Fire Walk With Me" and "Wild at Heart" are amongst the most beautiful cinematography that I have seen. With "Twin Peaks: The Return" and this short we can see Lynch creating whole new possibilities with the cheapness of digital photography and effects. He always seems to know how to get the most out of whatever his tools are.