Brandon Streussnig

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Favorite films

  • Miami Vice
  • Personal Shopper
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Green Snake

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  • Perfect Days

    ★★★★★

  • The Mask

    ★★★★★

  • Joyride

  • Drive-Away Dolls

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  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★★

    Realized I never logged my favorite film of all time. Here’s what I wrote about it 2017:

    The questions asked of us by Olivier Assayas in his second collaboration with Kristen Stewart swirl around the film like one of its spirits, haunting you and pulling at you. And like a spirit, the answers are often times easy to miss and if you do find them, they're inevitably hard to grapple with. Assayas weaves a brilliantly intricate tale of love, loss,…

  • By the Sea

    By the Sea

    ★★★★½

    Adored this. My favorite kind of messily indulgent and vulnerable filmmaking. It’s so audaciously open, wrestling with the dissolution of a marriage while embracing and dissecting every shitty conjecture made about her by the press. No wonder it was panned.

    “I noticed the hole.”

    The hole in the wall acting as portal to the marriage’s past joys, failed hopes & everything in between is brilliant. Jolie turns our voyeurism of her & her marriage into a cathartic bit of foreplay, slowly bringing…

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  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    ★★★★★

    As a janitor who spends most of my days alone doing the same thing over and over, getting choked up at minor bits of beauty the older I get, this was profoundly moving. On like a spiritual level. 

    Now is Now ❤️

  • The Mask

    The Mask

    ★★★★★

    It’s all, unfortunately, in here

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  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★★★★

    2022

    Here’s a jumble of thoughts, too blown away to say anything coherent:

    -Sure it looks unlike anything I’ve ever seen but it’s also just so beautiful thematically, almost simply so, that I just kept getting choked up lol. Love this world, love the people in it 

    -Sigourney Weaver is otherworldly in this. Her performance and character is some of the most moving work of hers and Cameron’s career 

    -The middle hour is so quiet and lovely that I could’ve…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★★

    2023

    Astonishing for all the reasons you’ve heard but what stuck with me most is how Nolan essentially weaponizes the audience friendly blockbuster he’s spent a decade perfecting into something so thoroughly eviscerating. You know the rug pull is coming but when it does it feels like death. It’s all there, getting the team together, the “hero” suiting up, Nolan’s trademark earnest (often cornball!) dialogue, obstacles conquered to the swell of a triumphant score. All leading to the moment of…