Michael H.oarty

the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

Favorite films

  • Bigger Than Life
  • The Prowler
  • Singapore Sling
  • Theorem

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  • Resurrection

    ★★½

  • Martha

    ★★★★½

  • Prey

    ★★★

  • Black Coal, Thin Ice

    ★★★½

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  • Resurrection

    Resurrection

    ★★½

    They finally made a movie about a woman losing her damn marbles!!!!

    Love the big expositional monologue where Rebecca Hall describes what would have been a much more interesting narrative.

  • Martha

    Martha

    ★★★★½

    Autocannibalistic autofiction. If your melodrama doesn’t reach the realm of the brutal histrionics on display here, shred the script, shape up, and start from scratch.

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  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    I’m left with the impression that this whole operation had the express purpose of being a meme generator, but as anything other than a seven-hour freakshow, I’m struggling to find any value. Goode/Chaiklin seemingly have zero empathy for any of their subjects, choosing instead to giggle behind the camera. No, it doesn’t take much logic to draw the conclusion that 90% of the people featured here are utter sociopaths, but they’re also treated with nothing higher than amusement. The Jinx,…

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Dear Evan Hansen

    My attitude towards people who would rate this film as anything above a contemptible, morally decrepit piece of shit is akin to the YA weirdos on Twitter who think you’re a pedophile if you like Salo. Very bold of the producers to pull a “libertarian temporal pincer” of sorts (casting one of the oldest looking men in the world to play a teenager and making his love interest counterpart look years younger than she actually does irl.)