Favorite films

  • Dazed and Confused
  • Airplane!
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Annie Hall

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  • We Are the Best!

    ★★★★½

  • Billy Madison

    ★★★★★

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    ★★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

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  • We Are the Best!

    We Are the Best!

    ★★★★½

    I want to see the sequel when they're older. Every aspect of filmmaking is near perfect but the main trio of girls' performances is what allows this to be so so great.

  • Billy Madison

    Billy Madison

    ★★★★★

    If you can get through the agonizingly stupid first section where the Billy is nonstop drunk, it becomes a shockingly sweet comedy. Absurd to no end but damn it's perfect.

    And a fine piece of ass though too!

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    I’m paraphrasing but I listened to Sean Baker describe Paul Thomas Anderson’s projects as accomplished and he labeled Licorice Pizza as no exception. It’s amazing how true that statement is it’s practically obvious and it’s amazing how different this movie is from his predecessors. From a man who has depicted madness so eloquently and so meticulously, here comes one that certainly has a concentrated madness but it has never been so joyous. It’s astonishing to watch a new movie that…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    Variety wrote the film showed Hitchcock's "mastery", but felt the film was "too long and slow" 

    Philip K. Scheuer of the Los Angeles Times admired the scenery, but found the plot took "too long to unfold" and felt it "bogs down in a maze of detail"

     Orson Welles disliked the film, telling his friend, director Henry Jaglom, that the movie was "worse" than Rear Window, another film that Welles disliked.

    A young Martin Scorsese viewed the film with his friends during its original run in New York City,…