Favorite films

  • The History of the Seattle Mariners
  • The Insider
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Fantastic Planet

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  • Belle de Jour

  • The Last Duel

  • The Blood of a Poet

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

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  • Jaws



    The Great American Novel is about morality or justice or some bullshit, while the Great American Movie is about a giant killer shark that eats people, and this is why movies are better

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  • Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie

    Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie


    Dorky-cool sci-fi pulp nonsense where every frame looks like the sickest 70s paperback cover you've ever seen. Plays like someone dropped Han Solo in the middle of a Saturday morning cartoon directed by Seijun Suzuki. Feels like absolutely anything can happen at any point, including an extended fight scene with a disembodied head and musings about the transferability of love for someone from one soul to another. This is the exact kind of thing I am powerless against. I would be lying to myself if I didn't give this the full five.

  • The Hunt for Red October

    The Hunt for Red October


    I'm a big fan of the cinematic subgenre of "airport spinner-rack genre fiction spit-shined for the silver screen by an army of masters," and this is great example of it. Full of McTiernan's clean action, de Bont's crisp frames, Poledouris's exciting score, and just a murderer's row of great actors delivering the goods (Neill, Skarsgård, and Vance, who all rule here, are billed 10th, 11th, and 13th, respectively). Important piece of "just do whatever accent, it's fine, no really" cinema.

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