Ben Rasmin

English graduate working as a Bid Manager, usually from the comfort of my own home.

Favorite films

  • Taxi Driver
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Pulp Fiction

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  • We Own This City

    ★★★★

  • Hustle

    ★★★

  • Conversations with Friends

    ★★★

  • Return of the Jedi

    ★★★

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  • Conversations with Friends

    Conversations with Friends

    ★★★

    In a cultural landscape where cinematic universes are seemingly all the rage, it’s fittingly quaint that the BBC seem to be carving out a small-screen cosmos of their own that is dedicated solely to existential dread and doomed romances.

    The source of their inspiration is Sally Rooney, an Irish author who rose to prominence in the wake of the Beeb’s excellent adaptation of her novel Normal People. That show set tongues wagging for a number of reasons, though one suspects…

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★

    Marvel's latest attempt to get the divisive fourth phase of their cinematic universe off the ground sees the studio return to the formula that made 2017's Thor: Ragnarok an undisputed success. The name of that formula, as all nerds will know, is Taika Waititi.

    The New Zealand filmmaker has firmly established himself as the king of mainstream quirk, due in no small part to his ability to fuse big issue topics with zany comedy. In many respects, he's the perfect…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    Mulholland Drive is almost certainly the most fervently discussed entry of the Lynchian canon (if you don't agree, just Google the title) and is in many respects his most intriguing piece of work.

    The dystopian 'dreamplace' of modern day Los Angeles provides the backdrop for this tale of one (or is it two?) woman's descent into the bowels of Hollywood. Interpretations of both Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring's characters have differed over the 13 years that have eluded since…

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    Blue Velvet's is arguably David Lynch's most accessible work, though that's not to say it's easy to write about. With Lynch, you take what you can get and it's almost guaranteed that your interpretation will differ greatly from the person nearest to you in the auditorium. That is the great beauty of Lynch's filmography and what makes this director one of the most enduring enigmas of independent cinema.

    With Blue Velvet, Lynch leads us on an unsettling voyage into the…