Wim Diesel

Watching movies for inspiration for making movies but watching a lot more movies than I make. A vicious cycle, honestly.

Favorite films

  • The Thing
  • Cure
  • Tampopo
  • Collateral

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  • Magic Mike XXL

    ★★★★★

  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    ★★★★½

  • The Hole

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

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  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL

    ★★★★★

    A movie composed of literally everything MCU fans are afraid of/have gaslit themselves into thinking is in their favorite films. This is cinema running on all cylinders, grabbing hearts, arresting the eyes, and fueling the soul. Magic.

  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    The Place Beyond the Pines

    ★★★★½

    Sins of the father turn into the blueprints of corrupt systems that future children all must suffer in. Shot with gentle precision and scored with gorgeous music from an all-star crew, this movie carries itself confidently. A mini-epic triptych, the layers of the stories build off one another gracefully and come full circle in such a satisfying and heart-wrenching way. Every cast member here delivers a killer performance. I see people complaining a lot about Cooper's acting and story, but…

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  • Déjà Vu

    Déjà Vu

    ★★★★½

    Tony operating at next-level genius director capacity while also hitting some of the highest emotional peaks of his career. Denzel is the perfect collaborator and vessel for him, truly channeling a level of professionalism with blue collar relatability and charisma like none other. Supporting cast is filled with absolute killer performances. No one else could've executed this movie in this form, and I feel any other attempts would've been completely unengaging or incoherent.

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★

    Seeing this on an IMAX screen was cathartic. I have missed seeing films that look like they justify their budget. Not only does this deliver on the huge expensive moments and giant scale of practical stunts, but the 3 leads absolutely killed this shit. I'll never tire of seeing Jake Gyllenhaal being someone who is losing all control over a situation while simultaneously trying to be the one who's in control. Also the king of LA emergency services thrillers. Tony…