Andy Zachariason

Andy Zachariason

every night before bed i read the script to Superbad

Favorite films

  • Vertigo
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Inherent Vice
  • Blue Velvet

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  • The Descendants

    ★★★★

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★★

  • Rushmore

    ★★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

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  • The Descendants

    The Descendants

    ★★★★

    it’s a damn shame Clooney isn’t in a film every year or so. one of our truly great movie stars—taken for granted.

    Payne is so good, man. a great talent at handling tone. they’re all these dramas about middle aged men in crisis, but the catharsis never comes from where you expect. the final hospital room scene is just heart wrenching.

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★★

    all time teen flick. hits all the notes in a way that makes it feel like you’re hearing the tones of youth for the first time.

    seeing this a year out of high school in 2012 was a perfect moment—still fresh with adolescent memories, but with enough distance that the film’s pangs of melancholy sunk in deep. 

    i love the location of pittsburgh and how it’s shot, i love the soundtrack, i love the performances, particularly Lerman. i love a…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    *Brian De Palma voice* “what is the force?”

    this film is a rosetta stone for how NOT to make a movie. seemingly written with furious disdain and misunderstanding of its predecessor, Rise of Skywalker is like a reddit post by a dude who probly has an action figure of slave Leia. 

    i’ve never seen a movie completely reject and misunderstand its previous entry (a film that was thoughtful and well crafted no matter how you feel about its decisions) and…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    “The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”

    gotta tell it to you straight: the Movie Gods briefly peak through the clouds on this one… wow

    first hour is genuinely awe inspiring, with a distinct feeling that you’re watching something special—an instant classic. it is as transportive a film as there’s been in the last few years, the depth of myth and history is all consuming—the locations and characters suggest centuries of unseen story.…