Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Certified Copy
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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  • Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

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  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

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  • TÁR

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  • Suburban Birds

    Suburban Birds

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    A team of engineers stand below a bridge. Shadows from moving train cars – also being reflected inside a frame within a frame – scurry across the dirt. The camera zooms in and out, panning between them, completely uninterested in masking the motion or change in depth, as they adjust their tripod, taking calculated measurements. 360 panoramic shots circle around them; its detached camera movement initially seems unconcerned with immersion or illusion. β€œGuess with your eyes,” someone suggests. There’s arguably…

  • Columbus

    Columbus

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    "I don't want to talk. We never talked. He was never interested. Why should I bother now?"

    A few weeks before he died, my Korean father lay resting in his UCLA hospital bed. I was sitting in a small chair between him and the window. I could see the 405 freeway, still under construction back then. He turned to me and asked if there was anything I wanted to ask him. We knew at this point he likely had less…

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  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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    "How about Jeremy Renner?"
    "Who?"
    "Jeremy Renner. He was nominated... He was the... The Hurt Locker guy."

    "Oh, okay. He's an Avenger."
    "Fuck, they put him in a cape too?"

    Obviously, AGI being ahead of the curve on superhero hatred was never particularly insightful, but I find it incredible how Renner was supposed to be the next big thing -- positioned to take over both the Bourne and M.I. franchises in addition to being Hawkeye (boy they squandered Clint, huh?)…

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

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

    Fuck off with this drek.

    Might as well have called this Alice in Gaslightland it's so half baked and basic. Explain to me how simulated female orgasms within a world built to specifically enslave women = feminism, Olivia. Please go read a book.

    Extra half star for Florence.

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  • The 10th Kingdom

    The 10th Kingdom

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    You know that feeling when, for better or worse, you watch something seventeen years after its original air date that makes you realize it's possibly the most informative and important piece of fiction you were exposed to as a child?

    Well... neither did I before yesterday...

    Virginia: "I have a hard time trusting people. I just never wanna jump unless I'm sure somebody's gonna catch me."

    Wolf: "Oh, I'll catch you. And if I miss for any reason, I'll sit by your bedside and nurse you back to health.

  • The Fanatic

    The Fanatic

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