Favorite films

  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Touch of Evil
  • Tokyo Story
  • Beau Travail

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  • Nightmare Alley

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

  • West Side Story

  • West Side Story

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  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    I can’t think of another post-1970 movie that excavates what was actually great about studio era filmmaking and successfully melds it with a modern production apparatus.

    It’s a combo only Spielberg could accomplish — beyond his innate skill, there’s his non-ironic, non-referential POV, and the fact that no one else (Scorsese?) can demand the budget to build an apparatus of this size & scope to execute.

    This is virtuoso work, I’m in awe.

  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    Second view on dvd screener.

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★

    I wish more filmmakers walked out on a limb like this and risked failure. In this case Lowery finds a unique masterpiece, a reminder though that it's worth applauding efforts like this even when they fall flat.

  • Golden Exits

    Golden Exits

    In 90 minutes ARP managed to make me dislike Mary-Louise Parker, a Beastie Boy and my neighborhood.