Favorite films

  • Inherent Vice
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Ugetsu
  • Hellraiser

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  • Not Another Teen Movie

    ★★★

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

  • Megan Is Missing

  • The Man Who Planted Trees

    ★★★★★

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  • Not Another Teen Movie

    Not Another Teen Movie

    That is appalling.

    That really upsets me.

    I can't believe nobody's ever taken a dump on your chest.

    No review necessary. This is one of the funniest things ever said in a movie, and how do you criticize the kind of film that would contain such a line?

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Manson family and their crimes have reached a level of infamy that inspires awe and even, god forbid, admiration. Tarantino has been accused of glorifying violence for the sake of it for his whole career. He does not. He glorifies the aesthetic and cathartic nature of staged movie violence. He glorifies the power of film, turning low art into high art and vice versa. And in no way does he admire Charles Manson, glorify him, or even respect him.…

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    We live inside a nonlinear series of memories which we attempt to reconcile with the present, but by the time the memory catches up, the present has become a memory itself.

    Hindsight is what allows us to see how significant the history we've lived through really is in the grand scheme of things.

    The Mirror is to cinema what James Joyce's Ulysses is to literature. So personal in such specific ways that it becomes universal when approached outside itself. I…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    It's been years since I saw Winter Light, but I'm pretty sure I prefer this to Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece.

    A cry from hell about a man of God. Deeply depressing in a way that healed my soul. I have few words for this one.

    It's not subtle in it's sociopolitical views, and it should not be. But where it could be didactic, shouting its messages out of the images, it instead works the other way, pulling you inward and inviting…