Favorite films

  • Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier
  • Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company
  • One, Two, Three
  • Midnight in Paris

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  • One, Two, Three

  • The United States of America

  • Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat

  • Midnight in Paris

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  • One, Two, Three

    One, Two, Three

    Great to be back with Cahiers du M in 2022!!

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    James Cagney had great hands. Either people don’t care about hands enough, or they do and they don’t talk about it. Hit me up, let’s talk about hands. Great hands.

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    Such a funny movie. So many tiny tiny character and set elements and the way all of them are drawn into one wild huge combustion of Jimmy snapping and screaming about striped pants and adoption certificates. Billy Wilder…

  • The United States of America

    The United States of America

    Film is hypnosis.

    This one uses its hypnosis to replicate the flow state achieved during longer road trips when one is not distracted or absorbed by media or conversation or whatever. The mind is free to wander while the scenery and snippets of radio bypass the conscious brain and reach the unconscious more easily. (Marketing teams know of this phenomenon. Billboards are not there for your convenience.) The effect of viewing is certainly much diluted as compared to actually enacting…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It’s an odd moment when a beautiful fable turns sour. Odd because, maybe, it’s always a bit surprising how disappointing it is. Or, no — rather, how boring it is. Or.. ok. It’s disappointing to be bored, and odd to explain it. I’m in knots. I’ll start again.


    Much like it’s recent, (most?) popular national sibling, Lee Chang Dong’s Burning (2018), Parasite seems easily divisible into two more-or-less equal halves — pre-plot-kicking
    -in and post-plot-kicking-in. This isn’t to say there is…

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    This movie is made of piss and ink.