Favorite films

  • California Split
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

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  • Blue Collar

    ★★★½

  • That Obscure Object of Desire

    ★★★★

  • Canoa: A Shameful Memory

    ★★

  • Knight and Day

    ★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Now that's how you bring back the 80's. True to the original and fresh enough to avoid being exploitative. Terrific entertainment for the big screen. 36 years later and Tom Cruise is still the biggest star in the world.

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★½

    Sure, it looks like Bergman/Nykvist shooting digital, but it's been 400 years. About time we freshen up the language a bit?

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  • Zorba the Greek

    Zorba the Greek

    ★½

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

    Mikis Theodorakis' great Zorba's Dance is still played 24/7 at every single restaurant in the Greek tourist traps. Biting irony as the movie makes you want to visit Greece as much as Deliverance makes you want to visit the state of Georgia. This is intended as a crowd-pleaser but depicts a vile, murderous, thieving village of the kind you usually don't see outside of horror movies. And when the despicable villagers are done with their murdering and thieving, the main…

  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★½

    Easily the most overrated movie of 2016. A structural mess with a one-hour overlong story going nowhere slowly. It is a full-blown drama, although for some reason marketed (and by many perceived) as a comedy. There is no genre like drama, but expectations matter.

    Really struggling to understand how people found this hilarious. Perhaps there is a growing demand for wigs and false teeth schticks.