Favorite films

  • The Long Goodbye
  • Vertigo
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★½

  • Mister Lonely

    ★★★★★

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

  • Witness

    ★★★★½

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★½

    The stars are for Florence Pugh and her vest.

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    This felt like an NCIS episode but with worse writing and acting. I tried to come around to the idea that it might be intentionally campy, but even if it is, it doesn't work on that level either.

    IMO--gore needs to be mostly practical to be upsetting, scary or cool. It just does. While Gabriel seemed to be done with some practical effects (helped by CGI), all the violence/bloodshed was CGI and had very little impact (didn't help that there…

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  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★★

    God I love 90s Paul Verhoeven SO MUCH 😭

    Also, I'd really like to go back to the era of the erotic thriller, but with like 75% less Michael Douglas.

  • Short Cuts

    Short Cuts

    ★★★★½

    I laughed hysterically a lot more than I expected to during this movie. If this entire film existed only to get us to the Buck Henry/Lily Taylor parking lot scene, it would be more than worth it.

    I audibly gasped and put my hand over my mouth during one of the final scenes (no spoilers but if you've seen it, you know), which I don't know if I've ever done naturally during a film before. I've seen so many films…