Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Before Sunrise
  • Gattaca
  • Sense and Sensibility

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  • Belle

    ★★★★

  • Cyrano

    ★★★★½

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★★½

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  • Belle

    Belle

    ★★★★

    Belle is not going to win any Logic Awards, and gets by on its visuals, music, and the raw emotion it can generate for the viewer. Honestly, I can't tell you exactly what's happening plot-wise, or why. A lot of it seems nonsensical, and honestly I have to wonder how much it even makes sense to the culturally aligned Japanese people it's intended for. The ending helped to make this movie for me, I still couldn't follow all of it…

  • Cyrano

    Cyrano

    ★★★★½

    This turned out to be great, now one of my favorites from last year (technically barely released in 2021). They should have released this sooner for possible Oscar nominations for Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett. and to me its better than most of the Best Picture nominees they had. I haven't seen every of the 9+ musicals released last year, but Cyrano has stepped into my favorite of what has been a great year for musicals, even ahead, I think,…

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    A great, great film. Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice is my pick for the best all-time performance by an actress, but I think now Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann in Autumn Sonata are my picks for the 2nd and 3rd best. Their performances are astounding. The Bergman films I've seen so far all pretty much have great female performances, but in Autumn Sonata (Ingrid) Bergman and Ullmann bring a level of talent and emotional realism to the performances that just…

  • The Collector

    The Collector

    ★★★★½

    Fascinating movie. Samantha Eggar is beautiful and tragic here. Miranda's plea of wanting to live near the end is heartbreaking. Terence Stamp also does a great job. The progression of the film is done with great precision by Wyler; speaking of, this seems like such a departure for Wyler, who made a career of doing very different projects from each of his movies; perhaps because he comes from classic Hollywood it's a little startling he made such a "modern" movie.