Wilbur Mercer

Wilbur Mercer

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"I was thinking how nothing lasts, and what a shame that is."

Favorite films

  • The Tree of Life
  • 8½
  • The Act of Killing
  • Come and See

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  • 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

    ★★★★

  • Batman Returns

    ★★★½

  • Bergman Island

    ★★★½

  • The Last Boy Scout

    ★★★★

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  • 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

    14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

    ★★★★

    The mental gymnastics of doing things like this can be a bigger accomplishment than the physical ones. 

    14 is a large number, and so getting it all in, without slipping or skimming it, is hard. Happy this doesn’t do that, or turn it into a mini series. Works as a singular film and story. The editing of this really does a great job, as it has so much of a story to tell.

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★½

    The only Batman that isn’t a raging psycho

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  • Devs

    Devs

    ★½

    I won't try and structure this as a review, I guess this is more of a rambling off the cuff sort of deal.

    So here it goes, and if it makes no sense, well I blame the show.

    Alex Garland was on the cusp, for me, of being a capital D dude. As in, I would always show up like a loyal subject, always and forever a fanboy. His previous work, whether as a writer or director, even both, has…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    I remember during the press tour of Good Time, how the Safdie Brothers couldn't stop talking about the movie they really wanted to make. Here you are with the biggest film of their career, getting a ton of interest, love, support and goodwill from everyone, and they were like "Thanks, but this jewel movie though". Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen something like that before, which only made me more interested in it. Which was hard to do because,…