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Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Brazil

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  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    ★★★★

  • Godzilla Minus One

    ★★★★½

  • Jour de fête

    ★★★

  • It's a Wonderful Knife

    ★★★

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  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    ★★★★

    Watched for an upcoming episode of Cinema Dual. 

    The perfect refinement of his previous film, this is where it all clicks. Gorgeous framing and direction match the visual gags. Hulot is a masterful creation: befuddled but polite, old fashioned but not afraid of the new, taking equally from Chaplin and Keaton but putting his own provincial and utterly polite spin.

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One

    ★★★★½

    Holy cow. No American version of Godzilla brought this level of gravitas to the devastation. Great character work, and the idea of Godzilla as PTSD and specifically the Japanese experience makes this really powerful: my 16 year old son was holding my hand for the entire 3rd act. 

    Also I didn’t know how badly I needed to hear that original theme in a theater. Holy cow. 

    Holy cow.

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 2016 Entry #4

    I like to think that, with the exception of the controversial ending (which I'll get to in a moment) THE WITCH is what would have happened if Stanley Kubrick turned BARRY LYNDON into a horror move. An incredibly assured debut from Robert Eggers, THE WITCH is filled with a palpable sense of place, terrific performances, and a sense of purpose and direction in a film that is equally open to interpretation.

    Banished from their puritanical community…

  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

    Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

    ★★

    Hoop-Tober 2020 Entry #3

    I was unaware the WRONG TURN series was already six deep in the franchise, with a seventh on the way. Probably because I had zero interest in what looked like another mid-2000s teen/TV star horror vehicle, a la every other movie starring someone from what was then called the WB. But WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END had two things going for it that intrigued me enough to check it out, despite not having seen the first…