Favorite films

  • The Graduate
  • Juliet of the Spirits
  • Almost Famous
  • The Apartment

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  • Bergman Island

    ★★★★

  • Battle Royale

    ★★★★★

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★

  • Body Heat

    ★★★½

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  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    I reviewed this for the Globe and Mail during TIFF 2021 and this is what I wrote:

    In Mia Hansen-Love’s wonderful new film Bergman Island, filmmaker couple Tony and Chris (played by Tim Roth and Phantom Thread’s Vicky Krieps) escape to the Swedish residence of the legendary auteur Ingmar Bergman for a burst of artistic inspiration that quickly turns caustic.
    Tony (a stand-in for Hansen-Love’s ex, Olivier Assayas) is a famous filmmaker who can’t wait to write his next masterpiece…

  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale

    I watched this after binging all of "Squid Game" on Netflix in 10 hours so I think I am fully insane now.

    Amazing picture.

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    I don't know man, this felt like a moodboard of footage David Lowery cut together to get a medieval-themed whiskey commercial or something.

    I do love the way that the filmmaker plays with time in all his movies; there are some breathtaking long shots and editing sequences that totally manipulate the story's timeline and sense of reality in a way that's really moving. "A Ghost Story" still remains my absolute favourite.

    If Dev Patel wasn't the lead, this movie wouldn't…

  • Philadelphia

    Philadelphia

    Could write an entire thesis statement on the way this film was shot. Such a beautiful fantastical use of extreme closeups, out of focus framing to create keen empathy. The opening credits alone show that Jonathan Demme has a depth of humanity and keen interest in other people that very few directors have. I loved it.