Favorite films

  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Apocalypse Now
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Lawless

    ★★★

  • Too Late the Hero

    ★★

  • The Proposition

    ★★★★½

  • The Last Wave

    ★★★★

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  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★½

    What a picture!

    There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a classic be every bit as good as everyone's been saying for forty+ years. It's honestly pretty darn flawless in virtually every way and if I weren't so indecisive about ratings I'd give this one five stars and add it to my list of favorite films. But seriously, everything from the cinematography, the editing, the lack of music and of course all the performances are extraordinary coupled with Lumet's sympathetic direction.…

  • Samurai Rebellion

    Samurai Rebellion

    ★★★★½

    Masaki Kobayashi delivers another masterpiece for the third consecutive time, and I haven't even gotten to this Human Condition trilogy yet, so my expectations for those are now through the roof. Samurai Rebellion is Kobayashi's return to the samurai genre (duh) that the previously portrayed in Harakiri, and just like that film, Kobayashi takes a very critical and extremely cynical look at the samurai and bushido.

    Very much like Harakiri, Samurai Rebellion is almost what you could call a revisionist…

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  • The Proposition

    The Proposition

    ★★★★½

    One of the grittiest, gnarliest, strangest and filthiest westerns I’ve seen. Literally no one other than Nick Cave could’ve written this script! I loved it!

  • The Last Wave

    The Last Wave

    ★★★★

    I should've paid more attention but kept getting distracted by messages from others plus talking to my parents but despite this The Last Wave stands as one of the most unique - and terrifying - thrillers I've seen in quite a while. Another gem from the great Peter Weir!

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  • High and Low

    High and Low

    ★★★★★

    Seeing a Kurosawa movie on the big screen is quite the experience, especially when you consider the only films of his one has seen has mostly been on blu-ray or online. Frankly, they don’t do the films justice. Neither Seven Samurai nor High and Low should be viewed on a small tiny computer, laptop or heck not even on an Apple Watch (sorry Cronenberg you just can’t).

    If you really wanna experience a Kurosawa film you MUST seek them out…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    Thank you for your service, Daniel Craig