RSS feed for Michael

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • The Wife

    The Wife

    ★★★

    A timely film that features a brilliant performance from Glenn Close. Unfortunately the performance is hampered by an ending/plot that is telegraphed about 20 minutes in while the rest feels like one long set up.

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    ★★★★★

    Films like The Third Man remind me of why I fell in love with cinema in the first place. A masterpiece tightly scripted, expertly acted and  suffused with light and shadow. Oh, it’s pretty darn smart too.

Popular reviews

More
  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★

    "My daughter had a friend named Max. She told me ‘Fight Club’ is his favorite movie. I told her never to talk to Max again.” - Dir. David Fincher on Fight Club

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    "I don't remember" 

    Intimate in tone yet cosmic in scope. Profound yet comic. Quiet but full of meaning. David Lowery has created a near perfect cinematic experience utilizing visuals not volume. He accomplished this with lingering shots, long takes, a judicious use of words and an actor in a plain white sheet. Not many directors can claim that they created an existential cinematic triumph with so little but Lowery most certainly can.


    Ranked #1 in 2017 Ranked