Favorite films

  • A Serious Man
  • Amadeus
  • A Place in the Sun
  • The Third Man

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  • Prey

    ★★★★

  • Michael Clayton

    ★★★★★

  • When We Were Kings

    ★★★★

  • House of Bamboo

    ★★★

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    Good movie! I hope they put this in theaters at some point in the future. It would have been great to watch with a crowd. 

    If the cgi animals looked as good as the predator this would have been an all timer. There’s a lot of great practical effects work here and it’s key to all the moments that work.

  • Michael Clayton

    Michael Clayton

    ★★★★★

    The best screenplay of the 21st century. Just perfect.

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  • Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos

    Pretty embarrassing on all fronts.

    If I want 50 year olds playing 20 year olds it better be the Irishman using the inherent incongruity as a metaphor for the grim specter of death being omnipresent through the slow decaying of your body. instead of this bullshit which is I guess about the majesty of making television? They’re so old guys. And the makeup, my god. My god the makeup. I sometimes had to pause frames so me and my wife…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    The PTA that was promised. The shaggy dog structure of his previous films finally put to its best use, as a series of sharp memories of the most important person of your youth. It doesn’t seem manicured it seems lived in. These aren’t performances but captured reactions. An exercise in “What if you built the whole plane out of Alma blushing?”

    One of his best films, but far and away his most enjoyable film. His most human film. The only…