Benjamin Madden

Benjamin Madden

Favorite films

  • Rocco and His Brothers
  • Tokyo Story
  • L'Avventura
  • Heat

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

  • Brick

    ★★★

  • The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

    ★★★★★

  • Beautiful Mystery

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  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    ★★★★★

    It has the heft of a great nineteenth-century social novel, if not the scope. Why does it feel as though a film like this is no longer possible today? Is it because a premise so simple, specific, and universal at once could only be afforded by a society very different from ours? Or are we not trying hard enough?

    In any case, the moral lessons of this film would be unlikely to find an appreciative audience today, I think. Father's…

  • My Life on Ice

    My Life on Ice

    ★★★

    Where we happen to look is what gives us away.