Christian Ha

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Favorite films

  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Handmaiden
  • Stalker
  • Paris, Texas

Recent activity

  • Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool

  • Killers of the Flower Moon


  • The Holdovers


  • Stavros Halkias: Fat Rascal

Pinned reviews

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon


    In Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese demonstrates an evolution of his craft, surpassing himself with one of his best films ever. The film's beauty is complex, leaving a profound impact on me. It's an epic nightmare that navigates the dark underbelly of history, delivering a story that's simultaneously solemn and heartbreaking, yet charged with a fierce energy that only Scorsese can conjure. One of the most striking aspects of this film is the departure from Scorsese's previous works…

  • The Fall of the House of Usher

    The Fall of the House of Usher


    Edgar Allen Poe's Succession

    Mike Flanagan's The Fall of the House of Usher is a masterful addition to his impressive filmography, seamlessly paying homage to the legacy of Edgar Allan Poe. Flanagan not only draws inspiration from Poe but skillfully transforms the source material into a tribute to the original stories. The series delves into the enduring impact of trauma, wealth, and even big pharma, delivering a dark and emotionally rich tragedy that resonated with me. It is relevant and…

Recent reviews

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers


    Watching this without the distracting chatter in the theater made for a far better experience. The Holdovers feels like a nostalgic trip and has become a new holiday favorite for me. I enjoyed it even more on this rewatch - the writing is superb, the performances are fantastic, and it's just an all-around great movie

    My Original Review

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  • My Animal

    My Animal


    My Animal prioritizes style over plot, aiming to break boundaries for a werewolf film but ultimately falling short in its attempt. The performances vary significantly, leaving the overall quality inconsistent. Strangely, very little in this horror movie manages to evoke fear. Despite its shortcomings, Castel's visually stunning direction and Bobbi Salvör Menuez's lead performance breathe some life into a familiar narrative. However, the film feels overlong, and its final payoff leaves something to be desired. My Animal presents an atmospheric yet somewhat shallow melodrama. It's a stylish but disappointingly heavy-handed tale lacking real depth

Popular reviews

  • The Killer

    The Killer


    I tried to stay awake for the Netflix premiere because I've been struggling with sleep again. I caught the initial 20 minutes before falling asleep and, being so tired, didn't realize I missed so much. I ended up watching the final 30 minutes. Essentially, I've watched it about one and a half times after starting it over once I was fully awake.

    In David Fincher's film The Killer, he maintains his signature style, delivering a captivating, fast-paced thriller. While not…

  • May December

    May December


    May December presents an intricate, thought-provoking exploration of tabloid culture, coupled with a complex character study. The film is tightly constructed, boasting exceptional acting. Both Moore and Portman deliver sensational performances in this dark, occasionally campy narrative.

    "This is just what grown-ups do"

    However, the film becomes deeply uncomfortable and poignant due to Melton's soulful portrayal of Joe, delving into the life of a man whose childhood was robbed prematurely. Melton's performance is truly amazing and Todd Haynes skillfully integrates…